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Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs

From: telford
Subject: Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 06:46:19 -0000

Alexander Terekhov <> wrote:

> The OED gives examples of usage 4 dating back as far at 1668.  Here's
> one from "The Tatler":

>  1709 Steele & Addison Tatler No. 101 P 1 "These Miscreants are
>  a Set of Wretches we Authors call Pirates, who print any Book,
>  as soon as it appears..., in a smaller Volume, and sell it (as
>  all other Thieves do stolen Goods) at a cheaper Rate.

And I believe that the entire publishing industry of the USA
after the war of independence was also regarded as falling under the
category of "Pirates". Generally, whatever regime is in power will
attempt to suppress upstarts. Using emotive propaganda is one of the
most popular methods.

        - Tel

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