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Re: GPL propaganda


From: JEDIDIAH
Subject: Re: GPL propaganda
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 08:13:30 -0500
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On 2008-09-26, Rjack <address@hidden> wrote:
> JEDIDIAH wrote:
>> On 2008-09-26, Rjack <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Andrew Halliwell wrote:
>>>> Rjack <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>>> The questions concerning enforceability of the provisions in the GPL
>>>>> will occur in the federal courts according to prevailing law. (I do
>>>>> not consider non-US jurisdictions.) Arguments concerning
>>>>> enforceability should be grounded in references to prevailing
>>>>> federal statutes and case law concerning the licensing of
>>>>> intellectual property.
>>>> Why all the GPL FUD "jack"?
>>>> If you don't agree with the GPL, don't try to distribute any software under
>>>> it. 
>>>>
>>>> simple as that.
>>> 1) Never have (distributed).
>>>
>>> 2) Do care about GPL advocates stealing other people's exclusive 
>>> rights with an illegal copyright license.
>> 
>>      Yet the likes of Oracle and EA seem to manage well enough despite
>> of all of your bitching and moaning. This "problem" of yours only ever
>> manifests itself whenever you try to take someone else's property and
>> treat it as if it were your own.
>
> You mean like using the illegal GPL?
>
>> 
>>      Avoid doing that and all of your ranting becomes completely moot.
>> 
>>      Use someone else's code in a commercial product and you better be
>> prepared to read and understand the fine print. Big news there (not)!
>> 
>
> It's none of a GPL licensor's concern how I use someone else's 
> commercial product.

     It is if you treat their property as if it were your own 
exclusive little plaything. This is true of property law notions
in general. It's not merely limited to copyright or the GPL.

     GPL authors are no different from any other 3rd party 
software provider in this regard. The only "point" of your
rant is perhaps that idiots such as yourself shouldn't treat
GPL works as public domain and should instead treat them in
the same manner they would treat any other 3rd party software.

     Read the license. Avoid the product if you don't agree
to the terms. It's really no great mystery.

     EA and Oracle do well enough. Why can't you?

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