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Re: GNU licenses

From: Merijn de Weerd
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 20:31:37 +0200
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On 2006-09-22, Alfred M. Szmidt <> wrote:
>    You're assuming that for everyone, releasing software as GPL is
>    better than paying money to the copyright holder.
> You are assuming that the fine will not be big.

I know how much statutory damages are. Do you know how bad
some people feel about GPL'ing their source code?

>    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?
> Depends on the fine.

Right. So they have the choice, and whether the code will
be GPL depends on how hard Steve can throw that chair. :P


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