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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 15:56:07 -0000
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Hadron<address@hidden> writes:

> Hyman Rosen <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> 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.
>
> You can only trade what you have. And most people do not have
> "principles" about paying for and using good closed commercial code.
>
> The problems with lunatics like you and DK is that you think we should
> all adhere to your nutty something for nothing principles.

If you use software I wrote, you have to heed the license under which
you got it.  The only adherence involved is that to copyright law.

I'd be fine if nobody had to adhere to what by now amounts to an absurd
block of knowledge dissemination, but as long as those laws are in
effect, you are not free to use software I wrote other than under those
terms I license them.

If you are not fine with that, talk to your congressman about reducing
the power of copyright.

-- 
David Kastrup


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