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Re: GPL and other licences

From: Isaac
Subject: Re: GPL and other licences
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 19:31:51 -0600
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On Thu, 02 Feb 2006 11:50:13 +0100, Alfred M. Szmidt <> wrote:
>    Quite frankly, I would be surprised if any copyright holder cared
>    the least whether I ever got around to annotating source code
>    modules that I don't distribute or whether some program on my
>    system failed to spit out a no-warranty notice.
> The point isn't about caring or not caring, many people license things
> under the GPL and don't care if the work is used in non-free programs.
> It is still a license violation; only that nobody knows about it or
> can prove that it happend.

I note you've skipped to portion of my post where I've pointed out that
the license does not prohibit the activity.   My point about caring just
suggests a rational reason why no one has bothered to prohibit the
activity on your own system.


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