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Re: LGPL vs. GPL

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: LGPL vs. GPL
Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2008 00:29:50 +0200

Hyman Rosen wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov wrote:
>  > Hey Hyman, if I recall correctly, you're paying a royalty
>  > to a landlord in New York for renting an apartment.
>  > Why is that?
> I own a co-op, actually. But the answer to your implied
> question is that physical property, because of its nature,
> falls very naturally into a state of being controlled by
> a single person. It's so natural that I wouldn't be
> surprised if understanding of property is part of evolution.
> The artificial monopolies created by patents and copyrights
> are much less natural, and the effort to treat them as if
> they are physical property leads to restrictions of freedom
> on everyone.
> By and by, as long as we're asking questions, what's the
> difference between a Broadway star and an author of a book?


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