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Re: Circumventing the GPL

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Circumventing the GPL
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 15:29:16 -0400
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David Kastrup wrote:
Where is the point in throwing away valuable material?  Where is the
point in paying A for copying source and binaries _AND_ then make you
unable to do copies yourself?

That way Company A gets to have its cake and eat it to.
It leverages available GPLed software so that the software
it needs can be developed faster, and it prevents the source
of the modified software from becoming visible to anyone else
other than itself and the developers, so that it can gain
competitive advantage and withhold secrets.

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