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Re: Big blow to proprietary linking nonsense.


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Big blow to proprietary linking nonsense.
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:56:07 -0000

David Kastrup wrote:
[...]
> If you are not fine with that, talk to your congressman about reducing
> the power of copyright.

Reducing the power of copyright would not satisfy true GNUtians, you
retard dak.

http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/copyright-versus-community-2000.html

"AM4: The problem with this change in the copyright laws for three 
would be that you wouldn't get the sources. 

RMS: Right. There would have also to be a condition, a law that to 
sell copies of the software to the public the source code must be 
deposited somewhere so that three years later it can be released. So 
it could be deposited say, with the library of congress in the US, 
and I think other countries have similar institutions where copies 
of published books get placed, and they could also received the 
source code and after three years, publish it. And of course, if the 
source code didn't correspond to the executable that would be fraud, 
and in fact if it really corresponds then they ought to be able to 
check that very easily when the work is published initially so 
you're publishing the source code and somebody there says alright 
"dot slash configure dot slash make" and sees if produces the same 
executables and uh. 

So you're right, just eliminating copyright would not make software 
free. 

AM5: Um libre 

RMS: Right."

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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http://gng.z505.com/index.htm 
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be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards 
too, whereas GNU cannot.)


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