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Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?


From: Rjack
Subject: Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 06:26:19 -0500
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Rahul Dhesi wrote:
Rjack <address@hidden> writes:

Some are thieves, like GPL licensors, who for the political goal of
destroying capitalism, try to steal other peoples' rights with an
illegal licensing scheme.

Aren't you the guy that quoted the Seventh Circuit as if it's a
fact-finding court?


I accurately quoted the Seventh Circuit's decision. The decision was celebrated as a great victory for FOSS. Every FOSS supporter on the planet simply loves to cite to Wallace v. IBM et. al. as a crown jewel of legal support for FOSS. Are you anti-FOSS?


It's not surprising that you have a limited knowledge of how capitalism
works. You think that money can be the only form of consideration.

Uh. . .   Where did I say that?

The CAFC seemed much more perceptive than you do when it wrote comparing
software written for money with software written for purposes other than
just money:

  The choice to exact consideration in the form of compliance with the
  open source requirements of disclosure and explanation of changes,
  rather than as a dollar-denominated fee, is entitled to no less legal
  recognition.

You are very confused (or dishonest) about what I have claimed. The *method* that consideration is is asked -- not the *kind* of
consideration that is asked is the problem.

Other readers here with a more open perspective than yours will enjoy
reading this:

  http://www.cato.org/tech/tk/070622-tk.html

Perhaps they would also enjoy Eben Moglen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgCKRN_Bzzs

sounds like a perfect cure for capitalism.

Sincerely,
Rjack :)




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