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Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 11:01:17 -0400
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Rjack wrote:
believe me, if it was worth the effort it would be done.

Since such work is by nature secret, you cannot know that
it is not being done. But you are quite wrong that using
automated procedures to modify code immunizes use of that
code from copyright infringement.

The sole value of GPL'd code is the benefit it bestows
upon IBM and a few major Linux distributors in deterring
> competition from small companies

Why aren't those small companies using the superior BSD kernels?

> -- while Microsoft laughs its ass off

I believe Microsoft is quite nonplussed that their penetration
into server markets has been blunted by free OS alternatives.

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