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Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?


From: mike3
Subject: Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?
Date: 26 May 2007 17:20:45 -0700
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On May 26, 5:41 pm, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <address@hidden> wrote:
> Sáb, 2007-05-26 às 13:37 -0700, mike3 escreveu:
> (...)
>
> > the GPL program, but of software in general. However it would
> > be unreasonable to include a demand that in exchange for using
> > a GPL program at all then one must make _all_ software they
> > are developing free (as then it becomes a contract), it only does
> > what is reasonable -- set out how derivatives can be distributed
> > if one wants to make them. So then we are led naturally to the
> > "copyleft" system.
>
> > Now, is this right?
>
> I believe you're starting to get it.
>

I think so. Finally, after all this confusion, half-answers,
stumbling,
etc. we can get to some sort of understanding.

> Please ignore Terekhov-robot's 17USC109 answer. That would be true if
> one were talking of physical objects, which software is *not*. Maybe you
> could get a case of similar properties if one talked about moving a
> piece of software instead of copying it, but copying... you know...
> doesnt' remove the original to create the second one...
>

I guess I'll ignore it.

> Rui
>
> --
> + No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
> + Whatever you do will be insignificant,
> | but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
> + So let's do it...?
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