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Re: GPL misappropriation


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GPL misappropriation
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:09:48 -0000
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Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:

> Hyman Rosen wrote:
>> 
>> On 3/22/2010 3:41 PM, RJack wrote:
>> > That will never happen. Copyrights are exclusive rights and cannot be
>> > licensed by anyone except the *owner* of a copyright. Releasing BSD
>> > licensed code under the GPL is simply attempting to steal it.
>> 
>> BSD-licensed code gives others the right to create derivative
>> works without requiring that those derivative works be licensed
>> under the same terms.
>
> Meaning that material originally licensed under the BSDL must remain
> licensed under the BSDL (with just a few restrictions imposed on
> binary-only form) and not hijacked by the GPL retards, you moron
> Hyman.

Seems like you don't understand the difference between copyleft and weak
permissive licenses.

BSDL licensed material does not restrict sublicensing to identical
terms.

That BSD license fans get all green in the face when their works get
relicensed under copyleft licenses is supposed to be a _moral_ storm of
indignation, not a legal one.

-- 
David Kastrup


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