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Re: GNU licenses

From: Merijn de Weerd
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 17:59:53 +0200
User-agent: slrn/ (FreeBSD)

On 2006-09-21, Alfred M. Szmidt <> wrote:
>    The first option is the get-out-of-jail card for the defendant.
>    Just like in Monopoly, you can't be forced to play that card.
> Paying damges vs. do something else that won't hurt your wallet is
> being forced in my book, you have no choice of not doing it.

You're assuming that for everyone, releasing software as GPL
is better than paying money to the copyright holder. 

Imagine Emacs code being copy&pasted into the Microsoft Word
sourcecode. What do you think MS would prefer, pay the fine or
release Word under GPL?


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