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Re: GPL and other licences

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: GPL and other licences
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2006 23:29:56 +0000
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Alexander Terekhov <> wrote on Thu, 09 Feb 2006 16:59:54 +0100:

> Alan Mackenzie wrote:

>> That is true.  However, when you take two short stories, commingle
>> paragraphs from one of them with paragraphs from the other, connecting
>> them up with sentences of your own to give a new short story, you have
>> a derivative work.  Doing this may be unusual for stories, but is a
>> perfectly normal way of creating software.

> Maybe in the GNU Republic.

Why do you try to be disparaging about GNU?

> I can't recall ever "commingling" software.

You poor thing!  No wonder you come over so uptight and frustrated on
this newsgroup.  ;-)

Are you a programmer, in any sense of that word?  If so, your failure to
commingle existing software might explain why your software is less good
than GNU's.

Did you actually look "commingle" up in a dictionary?

> regards,
> alexander.

Alan Mackenzie (Munich, Germany)
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