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

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Hey Terekhov: Wallace lost. Who'd guess.... ;)
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 12:55:40 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> Alexander Terekhov <> writes:
>> > Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
>> > [...]
>> >> Why doesn't Daniel attack OpenBSD? Or Dragonfly BSD? Or FreeBSD?
>> >
>> > He doesn't attack the BSD because the BSD license terms don't contain
>> > any price-fixing provisions.
>> But they still ruin his business prospects, 
> And how do you know? Hint: he didn't sue Apple (BSD based Mac OS X
> which is marketed to consumers at a positive price). Anyway, it's
> not the probability of being ruined that is relevant to the
> Wallace's case. Competition is about grabbing as much of the market
> as possible and ruining (employing lawful means) competitors in the
> process. Wallace appears to believe that the BSD is lawful and that
> the GPL is unlawful. And you just keep misinterpreting his case and
> persistently fail to address his arguments.

I am in good company, as the court does just the same.  The problem is
that Wallace's "case" needs different laws in order to actually be a
case.  So you _have_ to "misinterpret" his case if you try matching it
to the _actual_ laws.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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