gnu-misc-discuss
[Top][All Lists]
Advanced

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: GPL traitor !


From: Doctor Smith
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 10:57:23 -0400
User-agent: 40tude_Dialog/2.0.15.1

On Wed, 06 May 2009 09:53:04 +0200, Hadron wrote:

> Tim Smith <address@hidden> writes:
> 
>> In article <address@hidden>,
>>  Chris Ahlstrom <address@hidden> wrote:
>>
>>> After takin' a swig o' grog, Tim Smith belched out
>>>   this bit o' wisdom:
>>> 
>>> > In article <address@hidden>,
>>> >  Chris Ahlstrom <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> >> 
>>> >> Nobody can honestly not understand the main meanings of the GPL.
>>> >
>>> > Is it OK under GPL to release a plug-in for a GPL program, if the plugin 
>>> > is under a license that is not compatible with GPL?
>>> >
>>> > Is it OK under GPL to release a GPL plug-in for a program that is under 
>>> > a license that is not compatible with GPL?  E.g., could you release a 
>>> > GPL plug-in for Word?
>>> 
>>> Jesus, you're as dense as Erik.  What part of "corner cases" and "main
>>> meaning" did you not understand?
>> ...
>>> Jesus, you're as dense as Erik.  What part of "corner cases" and "main
>>> meaning" did you not understand?
>>> 
>>> And, in fact, you're probably taking it beyond legal considerations, into
>>> the realm of a Free-software philosopher's feelings about ethics.
>>> 
>>> The fact is that honest people have found the GPL very straightforward and
>>> useful, hence its popularity.  IBM legal eagles don't seem to mind it, even
>>> if Microsoft found a way to break the spirit, if not the letter, of GPL 2.
>>
>> What you call "corner cases" are cases that have arisen frequently in 
>> the real world, and have been the source of much argument on such places 
>> as the Linux kernel mailing list.  GNOME arose from the controversy over 
>> one of these "corner cases".  Free, secure email was delayed over one of 
>> these "corner cases".  The vast majority of Linux-based cell phones fall 
>> into one of these "corner cases", and are violating GPL, according to 
>> the interpretation of GPL at fsf.org.
>>
>> A corner case is (from Wikipedia):
>>
>>    A corner case (or pathological case) is a problem or situation that 
>>    occurs only outside of normal operating parameters ‹ specifically 
>>    one that manifests itself when multiple environmental variables or 
>>    conditions are simultaneously at extreme levels, even though each 
>>    parameter is within the specified range for that parameter.
>>
>> If the "main meanings" of the GPL are so clear, how come so many people 
>> keep hitting these corner cases?  Corner cases are supposed to be rare 
>> and hard to hit--not commonly run into like they are with GPL.
> 
> As usual Arestrom comes out of a thread looking like a total idiot. His
> willingness to look like a clueless dick in the "advocate" cause is
> nothing short of amazing.

It's creepy.


> The key here was that "NO, the GPL is NOT easily understood by everyone
> and anyone  that thinks it is is living in dream land".

Like I said before, just the fact that these GPL threads go on for days and
across multiple groups, shows that the GPL is not understood.

> But no. Liarsuck has to come ranting and raving about "corner
> cases". Headcases more like.

He has to keep Spamowitz happy.

> Despite all the proof Liarmutt will continue to yip and chase his tail
> all in the cause of doing his Master Roy's bidding.
> 
> It's embarrassing for all to see.

Yes it is.
To see a seemingly grown person act like a school girl fawning over her 11
grade math teacher is very sad.


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]