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Re: GPL traitor !


From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 22:19:08 +0000 (UTC)
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In gnu.misc.discuss Rjack <address@hidden> wrote:
> Alan Mackenzie wrote:
>> In gnu.misc.discuss Rjack <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Alan Mackenzie wrote:

>>>> At the same time, it's a legitimate question to put to Hadron
>>>> and you why you spend so much energy posting here, and whether
>>>> you're doing so on behalf of an organisation hostile to free
>>>> software. Care to answer these questions?

>>> Why is it a "legitimate" question? Does copyright law change if 
>>> organizations are "hostile" to "free" software? If I were really 
>>> a Microsoft lawyer it wouldn't change copyright law one iota.

>> If you were known to be a lawyer, people would lend far more
>> credence to what you write about legal matters, and the discussions
>> would procede more smoothly.

> Huh?

> According to a 2004 Gallup poll all of 18% of Americans rated
> lawyers' honesty and ethical standards as "very high" or "high".
> If I were a lawyer, the last thing I would do is admit it.
> http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/12/08/health/webmd/main659857.shtml

Ah well, have you heard about British Members' of Parliament expenses?
A Newspaper (the Telegraph, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/) got hold of a
CD with copies of all MPs' expense claims going back several years, and
a lot of them have been basically helping themselves to tax money - things
like claiming mortgage interest expenses after the mortgage has long been
paid off, for clearing out a moat, ....  It's all quite amusing, really - 
never mind the lawyers, look at the people who make the laws.

> Sincerely,
> Rjack :)

-- 
Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).



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