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Re: license issue: calling a GPLv2 library

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: license issue: calling a GPLv2 library
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 00:15:39 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> [...]
>> Or are you _also_ against the concept of software that's available
>> gratis?
> Depends. Gratis in violation of the Sherman Act (Section 1 and/or 2)
> is bad for (global) economy. I'm of opinion that the GPL is very bad
> for worldwide economic output and prosperity through productivity
> gains. And that it clearly violates anti-price-fixing laws.

Nonsense.  Price-fixing is a voluntary agreement between parties to
the detriment of other parties.  But heeding an existing license is
not a bilateral agreement, and everybody else is free to use and
extend the software under the same license as everybody else.
Agreement and compliance are different things.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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