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Re: US court says software is owned, not licensed


From: Hadron
Subject: Re: US court says software is owned, not licensed
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 15:58:41 +0200
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Rjack <address@hidden> writes:

> Alan Mackenzie wrote:
>
>> Linus Torvads licenses Linux under GPL2, and created Linux to mesh
>>  with GNU software.  Eric Raymond still contributes to GNU
>> software. And all these people treat each other with respect, and
>> when they disagree, they express that disagreement in a high
>> quality and respectful manner.
>> 
>
> I have to agree with Alan:
>
> http://www.linuxtoday.com/mailprint.php3?action=pv&ltsn=2001-08-17-016-20-OP-CY
> Eric Raymond: Freedom, Power, or Confusion? [ESR on debate between
> O'Reilly and FSF]:
>
> "In other words, Stallman and Kuhn want to be able to make decisions
> that affect other developers more than themselves. By the definition
> they themselves have proposed, they want power.

Similar to COLA "advocates": Don't do as they do. Do as they say. Choice
is a wonderful thing when you choose for others.

Roy sees himself as a modern day Napolean from Orwell's classic. It's
just that some pigs are more equal than others. And a good analogy
too. Snouts at the trough.

>
> Perplexing, isn't it? Tim and the FSFers both claim to stand for
> `freedom'. Both assert that each others' definition of "freedom" is
> actually a covert form of control, a claim of power over others. The
> only difference is in who the victims of "Powerplay Zero" are, users
> or developers."
>
> Eric Raymond speaks simple, gospel truth without ad hominem attacks!
>
> Sincerely,
> Rjack
>

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