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Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- Herr Professor: "giving away coupons activ


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- Herr Professor: "giving away coupons activity by Microsoft is meaningless and useless"
Date: Sat, 19 May 2007 22:17:33 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:

> Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
>> 
>> Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:
>> > Given that MS vouchers don't contain any code whatsoever, what does
>> > it have to do with copyright to begin with?
>> 
>> Copyright law prohibits a lot more than copying.
>
> It's always funny to see GNUtians ("free as in freedom") arguing 
> for copyright to be interpreted open end, so to speak.

It _is_ more or less being interpreted open end.  For some of their
interpretations, the FSF would certainly not mind being shown wrong in
court.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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