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Re: Pee Jay says silence is golden


From: JEDIDIAH
Subject: Re: Pee Jay says silence is golden
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 12:13:50 -0600
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On 2009-12-18, Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>
>
> Hadron wrote:
>> 
>> Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> writes:
>> 
>> > In gnu.misc.discuss Hadron <address@hidden> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Didn't Alan boldly claim that the GPL was "easy to understand"?
>> >
>> > Yes.  The GPL is very easy to understand.  It's USA copyright law which
>> > is hard.
>> >
>> > The only people who find the GPL hard are those who seek a legal means of
>> > violating it.
>> 
>> And just about everyone that ever uses it, reads it or discusses it. I
>> find it amazing that you keep insisting it is so easy and yet we see you
>> embroiled in nitpicking over meaning time and time again. You're either
>> very thick skinned or in denial.
>
> Note that even Pee Jay has admitted that
>
> "a lot of people don't understand the GPL, including some lawyers"
>
> http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20031214210634851

    So? Some lawyers aren't terribly good at contract law in general
despite this is one of those things they even cover in law school.

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