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Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- Herr Professor: "giving away couponsactiv

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- Herr Professor: "giving away couponsactivity by Microsoft is meaningless and useless"
Date: Sat, 19 May 2007 19:58:33 +0200

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> So in that particular case, supporting Microsoft actually benefitted
> Free Software. 

And how does the SCOTUS conclusion that 


A copy of Windows, not Windows in the abstract, qualifies as a 
"component" under §271(f)


benefits Free Software, dear mini-RMS? 

You may not realize it but in that case the SCOTUS affirmed "software
patents" regarding apparatus claims and just exempted sofware-not-
copies ("Windows in the abstract" vs foreign made copies... made 
pursuant to the Microsoft's license) from being "components" creating 
additional (to domestic market) liability under §271(f) for being 
"supplied" form the US. That's exactly what Microsoft was asking for.


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