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Re: Versa trashes the GPL as well


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Versa trashes the GPL as well
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:07:31 -0000
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RJack <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:
>>
>>> On information and belief, Defendant alleges that Plaintiffs’
>>> claims are barred by the doctrine of estoppel."
>>
>> Yeah, that one is hilarious as well.  "Dear court, how could we
>> assume that we had license conditions to heed when making use of a
>> license? They promised we could use their software under GPL, that
>> certainly must be enough to stop them from asking us to heed it."
>>
>> We'll see how much of the defendants beliefs survives in court.
>
> Once the GPL is invalidated, promissory estoppel will allow some
> proprietary company to improve Linux and turn it into a real operating
> system. Microsoft hates the thought that folks will understand the GPL
> is unenforceable. That's the reason Microsoft embraced the GPL -- it
> suppressed new competition.
>
> Perhaps the Linux kernel will continue to be improved under a free
> (free as in freedom) license such as BSD or Apache.

You should keep away from the keyboard during your wet dreams.

-- 
David Kastrup


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