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Re: SCO moronic loss in Novell suit


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: SCO moronic loss in Novell suit
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:12:22 -0000
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Hyman Rosen <address@hidden> writes:

> On 4/1/2010 11:55 AM, RJack wrote:
>> Really... you're finally gettin' it Hyman! A proud anti-GPL crank
>> perfunctorily and presciently predicts the GPL will be ruled
>> unenforceable under U.S. law, after which, Red Hat and Novell
>> collapse.
>
> Be sure to get back to me when that happens.

Hm?  The GPL is not enforceable.  Recipient of GPLed software is free to
make use of the GPL or not.  When he does not like the default set of
rights granted to him by copyright, he is free to make use of the GPL's
permission by meeting the respective conditions.  But he is also free to
chuck it in the bin and act like he never received it in the first
place.

That's one of its main points.  It is also one of the main distractions
anti-GPL cranks tend to shout about in misleading ways.

-- 
David Kastrup


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