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Re: GPL and other licences

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GPL and other licences
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 01:55:48 +0100

Alan Mackenzie wrote:
> 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?

My hobby.

> > 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?

Sort of.
>                                                  If so, your failure to
> commingle existing software might explain why your software is less good
> than GNU's.

Yeah, right. The GNU is the "best of breed", I know.

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

I know what you mean. It's akin to Moglen's "interpenetration".


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