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Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 19:06:45 +0100

Hyman Rosen wrote:
> the GPL is voluntary. 

Go to doctor, Hyman.

"... you MUST give the recipients ... You MUST make sure that they, too,
receive or can get the source code ... you MUST show them these terms
... any patent MUST be licensed for everyone's free use or not licensed
at all ... You MUST cause the modified files ... You MUST cause any work
... you MUST cause it, when started running for such interactive use ...
the distribution of the whole MUST be on the terms of this License ...
If you cannot distribute so as to satisfy simultaneously YOUR
OBLIGATIONS under this License and any other pertinent obligations, then
as a consequence you may not distribute the Program at all."

How on earth could you call all that "voluntary" (my dictionary: "acting
or done of one's own free will without valuable consideration or legal

To doctor, to doctor you should go, Hyman.


(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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