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Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs
Date: 06 Jul 2004 19:51:18 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
> [...]

> > and being dragged before court in the first place (what is what
> > you are recommending by promulgating interpretations of the law
> > that are clearly not shared by the copyright holders), but they
> > are also likely ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> You mean the FSF? Bunch of zealots with a lawyer that mostly teach
> history and spreads anarchistic propaganda. Not a serious opponent.

Which must be why they were able to force NeXT computers to open their
Objective C compiler, Motorola to open their signal processor specific
variant of gcc and why they are seeing quite a bit of income from
out-of-court settlements.  BTW, you don't get to be a law professor
if you are talking nonsense, or you would be one.

> > to lose there when following your advice.  Which is the reason
> > that most licence violations are settled out of court.
> Stop bluffing.

It is fine if you want to live in your fairy world.  But you should
not try to make others base their business decisions on your pipe

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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