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Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- Herr Professor: "giving away couponsactiv


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- Herr Professor: "giving away couponsactivity by Microsoft is meaningless and useless"
Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 18:13:51 +0200

Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> 
> Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:
> > "They're not distributing Linux," Wilder said. "They're providing
> > somebody access to a service but they're not providing copies of Linux
> > on a disk, and they're not providing somebody access to Linux for the
> > purpose of download, and so they're not engaged in any distribution."
> 
> It's always nice to see MS arguing for copyright to be interpretted
> narrowly.

Given that MS vouchers don't contain any code whatsoever, what does 
it have to do with copyright to begin with? Suppose that I'll offer 
you a voucher for Microsoft Windows that you can redeem in a shop 
of a friend of mine. Do you really expect me to go to Microsoft and 
ask for permission (take a license) to hand you such voucher?

regards,
alexander.


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