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Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 20:49:06 +0200
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"amicus_curious" <> writes:

> I don't think that you have a correct understanding of "ad hominem"
> here. If I said that your arguments were nonsense because you are an
> uneducated fool and in the pay of the FSF, that would be ad hominem.
> If I say that Richard Stallman is a fat, unkempt fool whose very
> appearance is repugnant, that would just be derision or disparagement.
> Saying the Busy Box authors are egomaniacs is just belittling and I
> would continue to say that they do deserve the label.

If copyright were not a proper right for egomaniacs as well, where would
Microsoft be nowadays?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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