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Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 14:49:44 -0400

   BTW, the copyright law doesn't prevent sharing. It gives authors a
   right to charge more than zero for sharing. The GPL seeks to
   evaporate that right and impose licensing at no charge.

Clearly it does, since without a license you are not allowed to share.
It is up to the authors, not copyright law to state what the terms
should be.  In the case of the GPL, to share equally.  And you are
again wrong, the GPL does not try, nor would be moral or ethical to do
so, to "impose licensing at no charge"; the GPL expllicitly allows

   What say you now, Hyman?

That you are wrong, as usual.

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