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Re: definition of "free" for N-millionth time

From: Aaron R. Kulkis
Subject: Re: definition of "free" for N-millionth time
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 08:21:34 -0500

Jay Maynard wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Mar 2001 15:23:04 -0500, David Masterson <>
> wrote:
> >>>>>> "Jay" == Jay Maynard <> writes:
> >> On Tue, 13 Mar 2001 17:55:41 GMT, T. Max Devlin <>
> >> wrote:
> >>> One profiteer of BSD software can make future *licenses* of all future
> >>> software more restrictive ("non-free"); this cannot happen with GPL,
> >>> which is the entire point.
> >> Pure unadulterated horse exhaust.
> >> There is *NOTHING* that M$ can do that will prohibit me from running
> >> NetBSD, now or ever.
> >If you're going to quote someone, make sure you understand what he
> >said.  This is _*not*_ what he said.
> (I normally trim quotes, but I left it in place to make following the
> argument simple.)
> I deon't see how what I argued is not a response to his statement that I
> quoted. The point is simple: TMax is a GPV zealot, based on what, according
> to his own words, is a flawed understanding of the situation. He's not
> educable, having said the same wrong thing over and over and over...but
> perhaps I can help others not follow the same yellow brick road.

The Yellow Brick Road is a GOOD thing...
It leads out of the forest to get to Oz.

> Quite aside from his repeated bleating about how profits are evil, his
> argument - along with many other GPV zealots - is that someone can come
> along and remove software from the real of being freely available. This is
> demonstrably false, as my counterexample dcemonstrates.
> >> If people wouldn't repeat this utter falsehood, I wouldn't be
> >> compelled to keep pointing out its falsity.
> >You haven't shown what he said to be false.  You've only shown that
> >what you *believe* he said is false.  The two do not agree.
> So you claim. How are the two different?

Aaron R. Kulkis
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   The retarded sisters: Raunchy (rauni) and Anencephielle (Enielle),
   also known as old hags who've hit the wall....

I: Loren Petrich's 2-week stubborn refusal to respond to the
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   between himself and the communists demonstrates that, in fact,
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F: Unit_4's "Kook hunt" reminds me of "Jimmy Baker's" harangues against
   adultery while concurrently committing adultery with Tammy Hahn.

E: Jet is not worthy of the time to compose a response until
   her behavior improves.

D: Jet Silverman now follows me from newgroup to newsgroup
   ...despite (C) above.
C: Jet Silverman claims to have killfiled me.

B: Jet Silverman plays the fool and spews out nonsense as a
   method of sidetracking discussions which are headed in a
   direction that she doesn't like.

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