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Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters
Date: 07 May 2004 12:05:54 +0200
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"Bernd Jendrissek" <> writes:

> In article <>
> Michael Elizabeth Chastain <> wrote:
> >I think this is entirely parallel to the choice of proprietary
> >licenses by people who think that their proprietary license will
> >encourage payment of $$$ to recoup their development expenses and
> >earn a profit.
> Parallel in more ways than one!
> Us in the GPL crowd want to disallow proprietary licenses.

Speak for yourself.  I don't want to disallow proprietary licences, I
want to have them shunned.  There is a difference, that of choice.

> Those in the proprietary crowd want to disallow the GPL.

Not really.  They want to have it replaced by Public Domain so that
they may exploit it.  If you take a look at the ramblings of people
like Darl McBride, it is clear that he wants to be able to exploit
GPLed software as he feels fit rather than the author.

So he wants to have the author's rights confiscated by the state for a
presumed public profit.  That's socialist.  That goes beyond simply
declaring the GPL invalid: if it were invalid, then the default
copyright would set in and Caldera would not be allowed to sell Linux
under any condition, let alone any condition they like.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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