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Re: GPL traitor !


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 08:57:50 +0200
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Thufir Hawat <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sat, 09 May 2009 10:52:41 +0200, David Kastrup wrote:
>
>> They would clearly like not to have copyright apply to this
>> situation, since then they would not need the GPL to provide its
>> copyleft mechanism there.
>
> Without copyright the GPL is pointless.

Without an attack, a defense is pointless.

Quite so.  And as opposed to preemptive strikes, the GPL does not
partake in an arms' race, since it exclusively employs the attackers'
weaponry.

Unfortunately, copyright legislators seem perfectly capable of
escalating things all by themselves.

-- 
David Kastrup


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