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Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 15:28:25 +0200

Stefaan A Eeckels wrote:
> Thus, the idea of using first sale to justify
> extracting code from a tarball, and combining
> it with other code into an "aggregation" without
> accepting the GPL is a non-starter. Right?


And try to apply the same logic ("palpability" aside for a moment).

<quote author=Rosen>

Free software advocates say that software should be "Free as in speech, 
not as in beer", but as a practical matter, when using the GPL, they 
really mean free as in beer too. That is because software that is 
licensed under such licenses will inevitably be distributed, because 
of market pressure, at zero price.


That's your "problem", not mine. First sale, fair use, etc. still 


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