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Re: Question about GPL theft


From: mike3
Subject: Re: Question about GPL theft
Date: 21 May 2007 13:21:07 -0700
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On May 21, 8:11 am, "Alfred M. Szmidt" <address@hidden> wrote:
>    > You cannot steal code, so such an analogy is without a point.
>
>    But you can still infringe the copyright.  That's what's being
>    discussed.
>
> No, what was being discussed was _stealing_ code, and you cannot do
> that.  If you wish to discuss copyright infrginment, then do not
> discuss something that does not relate to it in any remote fashion.

But usually when someone says "steal the code" it usually
means "infringe the copyright". The use of the term
"steal" may not be correct, but it is nonetless used often
and must be understood well in order to facilitate
communication.



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