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Re: A Free Software Inquiry regarding Nintendo DS

From: Rui Miguel Seabra
Subject: Re: A Free Software Inquiry regarding Nintendo DS
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 15:01:04 +0000

On Wed, 2005-01-26 at 15:47 +0100, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> Rui Miguel Seabra <> wrote:
> [...]
> > I see you still continue to confuse distribution of the "item" you have
> > with distribution of *copies* of the item.
> Hey mini-RMS, first sale is about "particular copies", not "items".

Yes. Thankfully we agree. item == particular copy.

> Modifications aside for a moment, I mean distribution of downloaded 
> "copies" of publicly available [L]GPL'ed works on a tangible medium 
> (together with non-GPL'ed works). Compilations, you know.

The conditions of distribution of copies are as stated. If you don't
like them, don't distribute, but don't come here with the pretense of
knowledge whilst applying irrelevant "first-sale" logics. Irrelevant, of
course, because you're not talking of giving your copy, but a copy of
what you got.


+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?

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