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Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 21:53:57 +0200
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Hyman Rosen <address@hidden> writes:

> Alexander Terekhov wrote:
>> BTW, the copyright law doesn't prevent sharing. It gives authors a
>> right to charge more than zero for sharing. The GPL seeks to
>> evaporate that right and impose licensing at no charge.
>>
>> What say you now, Hyman?
>
> I'd say that's substantially correct, except that the GPL
> imposes only on those who voluntarily assume its burden.
> It's rather the way this newsgroup destroys Stephen King's
> ability to charge for his novels by providing an alternative
> form of horrific entertainment.

Oh please.  There are times when a clown is just a clown.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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