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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 17:34:14 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> Judges are humans for a reason: to interpret the law according to its
> meaning and intent and not be thwarted by insipid weaseling.

The meaning and intent of the copyright law is quite clear. 
"Discrimination against proprietary software" won't work under it.

<quote author=Stallman>

In the GNU Project, discrimination against proprietary software is 
not just a policy -- it's the principle and the purpose. Proprietary 
software is fundamentally unjust and wrong, so when we have the 
opportunity to place it at a disadvantage, that is a good thing.
The GNU Project policy, in GNOME as in the rest of the GNU Project, 
is to release libraries under the GPL, except when there's a special 
benefit *to our goal* from doing otherwise for some particular 



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