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

From: Andrew Halliwell
Subject: Re: Artifex v. Diebold: "The GPL is non-commercial!"
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2009 10:52:38 +0000
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Hyman Rosen <> wrote:
> Rjack wrote:
>> falsely convincing innocent programmers that the GPL
>> license can steal their exclusive rights granted to
> > them by under 17 USC 106.
> What in the world are you talking about? How can a license
> steal anything? The only way anyone's work falls under the
> GPL is if they voluntarily place it under the GPL.
> You seem very confused.

That's the old microsoft "linux is a cancer" fud they tried pushing a few
years ago, where they tried to convince people that if you used open source
software all your software would need to be opened too.
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