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Re: GPL and inhouse use?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GPL and inhouse use?
Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 00:08:22 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Alfred M. Szmidt" <> writes:

>    > I was answering a specific concern `code that offers a service to
>    > the public'.
>    Which would include a copy of GNU/Linux and/or Firefox running on a
>    public library computer.  It is not "perfectly reasonable" for anybody
>    but yourself to demand that the library will then consequently be
>    forced to hand out copies of the source code on demand.
>    Not even the FSF has such a contorted view of things.
> Do you want me to ask the FSF?

You are the confused person.  I have no doubt about the outcome.

> If you say `yes', then I'll send the following question to legal@:
> Must a library the runs a modified version of GNU Emacs provide the
> source code for this modified version of GNU Emacs to the users who
> use the libraries (public) system?
> If you don't like the question, feel free to rephrase it in some
> manner that suits you.

You could try to make it grammatical.

>    > Please David, learn to read instead of resorting to Terkhovian
>    > methods.
>    Pointing out that your views are not shared by anybody else is
>    hardly "Terkhovian".
> Pointing out views which have no relation to my opinion about
> whatever matter is Terkhovian.  This wasn't about redistributing
> in-house programs, it was was redistribution of _public_ programs.

No, it wasn't.  It was about in-house programs used for providing a
public service.  And your name-calling does not help in muddling your

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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