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

From: Moshe Goldfarb.
Subject: Re: PJ of Groklaw tells a story... (celebrating CAFC's utter nonsense ruling)
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 22:43:38 -0400
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On Fri, 15 Aug 2008 16:12:52 -0400, Rjack wrote:

> 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
>>> apply.
>> 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.
> Sincerely,
> Rjack

Thanks Rjack!
I was just curious.

Moshe Goldfarb
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