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Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?
Date: Sun, 27 May 2007 13:43:48 +0200
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Fullquote for a reason:

"Alfred M. Szmidt" <address@hidden> writes:

>    It's not like this is not written explicitly in Stallman's essay
>    that I quoted to you.  And it's not like I have not repeatedly
>    explained it.  So how come you still are harping on this "just to
>    keep the GPL program free" nonsense?  If that was the aim, the BSD
>    license would be quite fine: apart from redistribution efforts,
>    software under the BSD license is easy to continuedly support as
>    free software.  But the existence of such free software is no
>    incentive to create more free software.
>
> The Modifed BSD license doesn't keep software free, so you are simply
> spreading misinformation.  It was the exact point of the GPL to keep
> something that was free, free.  You will never be able to figure out
> what Microsoft did to the BSD stack for example, since they have made
> the work non-free; the GPL's sole aim is to see that such things will
> _not_ happen.
>
> That you must resort to ad hominem attacks, FUD, and misinformation is
> just sad.

Look up "ad hominem" in a dictionary of your choice.  And while you
are at it, look up "FUD" and "misinformation".  And then please point
out the exact sentences in the fully quoted passage where any of the
three is supposed to occur.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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