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Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?

From: amicus_curious
Subject: Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 10:57:08 -0400

"Hyman Rosen" <> wrote in message news:sdrCk.329$
amicus_curious wrote:
There is nothing really worth stealing.

A great deal of code is licensed under the GPL. I'm sure
that somewhere in there is something that would be useful
to someone who is writing a non-free program.

Can you conceive of any instance of that? Now just writing a program is not the question, rather it is writing a program that you wish to distribute to others for a profit. What would anyone ever steal that could meet those requirements?

But be that as it may, and regardless of the quality of
the code involved, those who copy and distribute GPLed
code must honor the license.

Perhaps, but there is never likely to be any need for that.

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