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Re: GPL propaganda

From: Hadron
Subject: Re: GPL propaganda
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 19:34:03 +0200
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David Kastrup <> writes:

> RonB <> writes:
>> On Thu, 25 Sep 2008 19:38:23 -0500, Rjack wrote:
>>> 2) Do care about GPL advocates stealing other people's exclusive 
>>> rights with an illegal copyright license.
>> GPL advocates copyright their own code, which is their right under the
>> GPL -- or don't you agree with that?
> Actually, I don't agree.  GPL advocates _have_ copyright to their own
> code, which is their right as a citizen of one of the Berne convention
> undersigning countries.  Nothing to do with the GPL up to here.  They
> may choose to _license_ their work to others under the GPL (or any other
> license they choose).  The GPL does not give them any right, using it
> exercises it.  When licensing their copyrighted works to others, they
> grant those others certain rights.  Those others may avail themselves of
> those rights or refrain from it, at their choice.
>> If someone steals someone else's rights, than it's not an issue of the
>> GPL, but an issue of standard copyright law. The benefits of using the
>> GPL license is that you get to use a lot of code, for free. To do so,
>> you have to share your code. Is that too complicated for you? Is it
>> somehow unfair in your estimation?
> It is a highly inaccurate description of the situation.

Uh oh.

Prepare to be "COLA"d. In COLA you are either 100% with them or 100%
against them. Prepare to be bored to death by Mark Kent and the gang who
will now label you a "Wintroll" and harass you for years.

RonB is, by the way, one of many "nyms" owned by a certain COLA leading


"It's perhaps inevitable that some professionals would paint their status
as being somehow superior to those of the amateurs, after all, they're
trying to get paid."
                  -- Mark Kent <> mouthing off in 
comp.os.linux.advocacy, comp.sys.mac.advocacy, comp.unix.solaris

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