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Re: Circumventing the GPL

From: Ciaran O'Riordan
Subject: Re: Circumventing the GPL
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 01:16:06 +0100
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rjack <> writes:
> I see you have [...]

What I've done is I've applied Richard Feynman's simple rule about theories:
if it disagrees with experiment it is wrong.

You proposed a controversial, completely unproven idea of copyright law that
would have certain consequences.  I pointed out that the observed
consequences in the real world do not match the consequences that would be
seen if your theory was right.

That makes your idea look wrong.

> Who, pray tell, are these mysterious billion dollar companies and what would
> their business model resemble?

Microsoft is an obvious example.  Making problems for GPL'd software is a
big priority for them.  This is clear from the millions they pumped into SCO
and the press statements that Bill and his replacement have made about the

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