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Re: PJ of Groklaw tells a story... (celebrating CAFC's utter nonsense ru

From: Rjack
Subject: Re: PJ of Groklaw tells a story... (celebrating CAFC's utter nonsense ruling)
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 16:12:52 -0400
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Moshe Goldfarb. wrote:
On Fri, 15 Aug 2008 13:34:44 -0400, Rjack wrote:

There is a powerful motivation on PJ and Moglen's part. If a license is
not a *contract*, then 17 USC sec. 301's preemption provisions would not

No doubt Eben Moglen is somewhat of a strange duck, but I'm not sure what
you mean by "their powerful motivation, ie:PJ and Moglen"

Do either of them have a vested interest in this, financial or otherwise or
is this just a matter of winning an argument/making a point?

Mainly idealogical. "Free Software" is the grand dream of many neo-socialists (for want of a better term). Many hate Microsoft with firm conviction. They blame the very concept of "intellectual property" as the root of Microsoft evil. I very much dislike Microsoft but I do not blame their misbehavior on the existence of the concept of intellectual property. It is the particular form of implementation of the idea (of IP) through our government's action that is troublesome.

Eben Moglen's salary (drawn from public charity in the six figures) that he draws from the SFLC each year probably doesn't discourage him.

PJ is somewhat like me. She just loves a good old fashioned pissing contest. I think I can pee farther up the wall than she can. When I'm wrong I admit it. When PJ is wrong she just censors it and then maneuvers behind your back.


"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our
inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter
the state of facts and evidence." -- John Adams, 'Argument in
Defense of the Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials,' December

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