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Re: license issue: calling a GPLv2 library

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: license issue: calling a GPLv2 library
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 17:46:06 +0200

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> Your mistake here is assuming that intellect can become property.
> I say mistake, because otherwise you would be cooperating with WIPO and
> similar entities in trying to subvert knowledge into something that can
> be bought and sold like any good.

What "subvertion" are you talking about? That's the state of affairs 
on this planet (apart from North Korea... the GNU Republic instilled 
in your mind by Stallman & Co. aside for a moment) already. You're 
trying to subvert, not me.

Intellectual property represents the property of your mind or 
intellect. It can be an invention, trade mark, original design or 
the practical application of a good idea. In business terms, this 
means your proprietary knowledge - a key component of success in 
business today. It is often the edge which sets successful 
companies apart and as world markets become increasingly 
competitive, protecting your intellectual property becomes 

Confidential information (also referred to as trade secrets), 
patents, registered designs, trade marks, copyright, circuit 
layout rights and plant breeder's rights are all legally 
classified as IP rights.

This section of the IP Australia web site will give you a brief 
overview of all the different forms of IP. To begin the 
introduction, start here.

I suggest you relocate to North Korea and enjoy "freedom" first 


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