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Re: GPL misappropriation


From: RJack
Subject: Re: GPL misappropriation
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:09:52 -0000
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David Kastrup wrote:
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.


U.S. copyright law doesn't recognize moral rights.

Sincerely,
RJack :)


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