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Re: Time to put up or shut up!


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Time to put up or shut up!
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:15:54 -0000

Hyman Rosen wrote:
> 
> On 4/14/2010 5:45 PM, RJack wrote:
> > The GPL license *willfully* misleads people.
> 
> Anti-GPL cranks claim to be misled by the GPL,
> because they want to steal the work of other
> people without compensating those people in the
> way they have chosen.

See

http://www.terekhov.de/Samsung-Answer.pdf

for TWENTY (20) reasons why it is perfectly fine to 'steal' GPL'd work.

Several additional reasons to the ones listed by Samsung can be found
here:

http://www.terekhov.de/Versa-Answer.pdf

One of the most obvious reasons listed by Samsung is the reason number
twelve:

"Defendant alleges that Plaintiffs’ claim for copyright infringement is
barred under at least the provisions of 17 U.S.C. § 109(a), as Defendant
was licensed and any copies
alleged to be infringing were, therefore, lawfully made. "

To understand it better, think of the following saga:

Samsung (calling SFLC):

Hello SFLC, this is Samsung calling. Please be advised that we've made 1
(ONE) BILLION copies of GPL'd material copied verbatim and/or with
modifications. Please contact us within 3 (THREE) BUSINESS DAYS if you
think that our copies are infringing and we are somehow stealing the 
GPL'd material.

(After three days... of course SFLC didn't call Samsung back because
making copies of GPL'd works with or without modification is perfectly
lawful and it is NOT stealing)

Samsung (calling SFLC again):

Hello SFLC, this is Samsung calling. Please stick the GPL "permission to
pass copies" in Stallman's big ass as we are going to pass our copies
under 17 USC 109, thank you. 

Got it now, silly Hyman?

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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(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can 
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards 
too, whereas GNU cannot.)


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