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Re: Hey Terekhov: Wallace lost. Who'd guess.... ;)

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Hey Terekhov: Wallace lost. Who'd guess.... ;)
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 00:21:17 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> (Richard Tobin) writes:
> > In article <85iro3liug.fsf@lola.goethe.zz>, David Kastrup
> > <> wrote:
> >
> >>> The anticompetitive nature of the GNU GPL is no-brainer.
> >
> >>That must explain why there is _lots_ of competition in the Linux
> >>market.
> >
> > Surely the claim must be that it is damaging to competition in the
> > market for operating systems as a whole, rather than within the
> > Linux market itself?
> But the Linux market is not separate from the operating systems
> market.  Linux is damaging to _competitors_ in the market for
> operating systems, because it opens wide the possibilities for
> _competition_. 

And once again you conflate the market under attack by the copyleft
conspiracy with its ancillary markets. Is it really that hard to 
grasp that those ancillary markets will function in exactly the same
way (if not better) when copyleft is outlawed and Linux becomes non-
copyleft free software?
>                But if those competitors find that the presence of
> Linux makes their own products less attractive, they are free to
> revert to selling Linux themselves

Yeah, and "In time, due to its recursive nature, the GPL’s pool of
price fixed intellectual property can grow to utterly destroy a 
targeted market." True.


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