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Re: GNU licenses

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 01:06:05 +0200
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John Hasler <> writes:

> Alexander Terekhov writes:
>> Man oh man. Profit = buyer's cost to obtain - seller's cost to create. 
> The marginal cost of creating a copy of a piece of software is close
> enough to zero as makes no difference.  And it is a _copy_ that the
> seller buys.

Providing access to a copy is a service that has non-zero value in the
market.  Even if one knows that the copy might be found somewhere
cheaper if one hunts long enough for it.

Hunting costs time, too, and time is money.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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