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Re: Artifex v. Diebold: "The GPL is non-commercial!"

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Artifex v. Diebold: "The GPL is non-commercial!"
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2009 16:13:22 +0100

Hyman Rosen wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> >
> > ... From the user's vantage point, SmartDownload could be analogized
> > to a free neighborhood newspaper, readily obtained from a sidewalk
> > box or supermarket counter without any exchange with a seller or
> > vender.
> I'm glad you made the free paper analogy. What do you imagine the
> reaction of the courts would be if someone showed up at the box
> and took all the papers and started reselling them for pulp?

Hyman, Hyman, how could one possibly "take all the papers" in the case
of downloading (a denial-of-service attack aside for a moment)?

Your "took all the papers" hypothetical is inapplicable to the case at


(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can 
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards 
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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