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Re: SFLC's GPL court enforcement -- track record

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: SFLC's GPL court enforcement -- track record
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 22:35:20 +0200

Oh dear dak,

[... "copyright's strongholds are abolished" ...]

AM4: The problem with this change in the copyright laws for three would
be that you wouldn't get the sources.

RMS: Right. There would have also to be a condition, a law that to sell
copies of the software to the public the source code must be deposited
somewhere so that three years later it can be released. So it could be
deposited say, with the library of congress in the US, and I think other
countries have similar institutions where copies of published books get
placed, and they could also received the source code and after three
years, publish it. And of course, if the source code didn't correspond
to the executable that would be fraud, and in fact if it really
corresponds then they ought to be able to check that very easily when
the work is published initially so you're publishing the source code and
somebody there says alright “dot slash configure dot slash make” and
sees if produces the same executables and uh.

So you're right, just eliminating copyright would not make software

AM5: Um libre

RMS: Right.



(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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