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Re: Significance of the GP licence.


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Significance of the GP licence.
Date: Wed, 05 May 2010 14:03:00 +0200
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RJack <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> RJack <address@hidden> writes:
>>
>>> VICTOR TARABOLA CORTIANO wrote:
>>>> OK I'm so fucking tired of this.
>>>>
>>>> I use OpenBSD. I use GCC. Use GNU/Linux.
>>>>
>>>> BSD is free. GPL is free.
>>>>
>>> Don't worry. The GPL license and the "Free Software" religion will
>>>  soon reside in history's trashbin that contains Urban Legends.
>>
>> A few people told RMS when he started.  Now it is a whole hissing and
>>  yelling bunch.  That they bother is the best proof that they are
>> wrong. And they know it.
>>
>
> There are still a few nut-jobs out there in Cyberspace who believe the
> GPL is enforceable, even though the license requires that copyright
> permissions be licensed at "no charge to all third parties".

More relevantly, there are no judges out there in court rooms who
believe the terms of the GPL can be ignored while making use of its
permissions.

And that's what counts, regardless of where you think your nut-jobs may
be hanging out.

-- 
David Kastrup


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