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Re: GNU licenses

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2006 12:35:14 +0200
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"Alfred M. Szmidt" <> writes:

>    Basically our discussion comes down to:
>    "You can't do that!"
>    "I just did!"
> You forgot: "See you in court.".
>    This is about *legally can* versus *factually can*. I am physically
>    able to distribute works without accepting their license. It is an
>    infringement of the applicable copyright, sure. But I can perform
>    the act anyway.
> Factually, one can commit murder.  Legally one cannot.  

You are mixing up two concepts, namely

a) Nobody is capable of committing anything which would by the legal
profession be classified as murder.
b) One cannot commit murder while staying within the bounds of acts
that are explicitly permitted by law.

I think you are intelligent enough not to do this inadvertantly.  The
question is what you hope to achieve with this charade.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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