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Re: Big blow to proprietary linking nonsense.


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Big blow to proprietary linking nonsense.
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:56:02 -0000
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RJack <address@hidden> writes:

> Hyman Rosen wrote:
>> On 5/18/2010 7:13 AM, RJack wrote:
>>> They've all failed dismally.
>>
>> Unfortunately, free software is failing miserably as well, because
>> people are happy to trade principle for convenience, viz. Apple.
>
> As "Free Software" continues to fail, true unencumbered open source
> code will accelerate it's benefits to the public by encouraging new
> proprietary free market competition thus benefiting everyone.

Again, reality has chosen a path different from your pipe dreams.  The
GPL accounts for the licensing of the vast majority of available (and
deployed) free software.

And "proprietary free market competition" is an oxymoron since
proprietary software is _not_ available for creating competition on the
free market.  Free software distributors compete with one another, as
everyone can do the job of the next one.  The distribution of
proprietary software, in contrast, is locked to a set of authorized
distributors.

-- 
David Kastrup


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