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Re: GNU licenses

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 10:12:31 +0200

John Hasler wrote:
> 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.

Seller buys nothing. Seller sells, stupid. It's about the cost of 
CREATING A DERIVATIVE WORK, not making copies of it, retard. 
Reproduction of copies is beside the point, because buyer "buys" 
(for free) all the rights to do it himself and so it's not the 
cost on the seller's side. Now, Red Hat has found a sorta workaround 
for installed copies (they impose mandatory service fee), but they 
admit that it's on the shaky ground.


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