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Re: SFLC stipulated dismissal of Comtrend without any settlement


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: SFLC stipulated dismissal of Comtrend without any settlement
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:14:24 -0000

David Kastrup wrote:
[...]
> That sort of handwaving waffle got Wallace thrown out of court for
> failure to state a claim.

Wallace's case was dismissed because Chief Judge Eaterbrook is of
opinion that 

*** FOSS is junk ***

"People willingly pay for quality software even when they can get 
free (but imperfect) substitutes. Open Office is a free, open-source 
suite of word processor, spreadsheet and  presentation software, but 
the proprietary Microsoft Office has many more users. Gimp is a free, 
open-source image editor, but the proprietary Adobe Photoshop enjoys 
the lion's share of the market."

and 

*** FOSS is doomed ***

"The number of proprietary operating systems is growing, not shrinking, 
so competition in this market continues quite apart from the fact that 
the GPL ensures the future availability of Linux and other Unix 
offshoots."

EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for 7th Circuit.

regards,
alexander.

P.S. "Every computer program in the world, BusyBox included, exceeds the
originality standards required by copyright law."

Hyman Rosen <address@hidden> The Silliest GPL 'Advocate'

P.P.S. "Of course correlation implies causation! Without this 
fundamental principle, no science would ever make any progress."

Hyman Rosen <address@hidden> The Silliest GPL 'Advocate'

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too, whereas GNU cannot.)


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