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Re: GNU licenses

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2006 15:24:56 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov <> writes:
> > David Kastrup wrote:
> > [...]
> >> Well, the last filing is at
> >> <URL:>, and lo-and-behold,
> >
> > See Full Filing, not summary, retard. Quotes from latest 10-Q:
> The quotes don't change that the software subscriptions are their
> major source of revenue, much larger than services and training.

Subscriptions is SERVICE, idiot. Subscriptions are contracts for 
software delivery, patching it, etc. They don't sell software. In 
fact, their subscription service contracts are at odds with respect 
to GPL-ish "no additional restrictions" regarding deployment of
delivered stuff on more than agreed number of "installed systems".

They seem to have managed to bribe the FSF to provide them some
positive "statement of opinion" or some such, but they do recognize 
that it's not binding for other GPL licensors, and so they warn 
investors that their business model can fall apart at any moment.


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