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Re: Matt Assay Tells the Truth

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Matt Assay Tells the Truth
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 02:11:11 -0500
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Rjack wrote:
I try to stick to the ordinary meanings assigned to words.

A user who receives GPLed software is free to run it anywhere
it will run, is free to read the source code, is free to modify
the source code, and is free to share the program with others.

All off these uses of the word "free" are perfectly ordinary.

No one is trying to make you be anything.
I'll believe that when the SFLC stops filing bogus lawsuits.

Did you infringe the copyright of GPLed software?
The SFLC sues people who infringe the copyrights of GPLed software.
They make those people stop doing that, or else properly make the
source code available. Do you feel personally affected by any suit
filed anywhere? Perhaps you suffer from paranoia.

What happened to your self-serving, pious "ad hominem" lamentation?

I go by the evidence visible in your posts.

Put your money where your mouth is and use legal argumentation and
authority instead of empty rhetoric

I'm not a lawyer, so it would be silly for me to do that.

the only thing the software world has ever seen is self-serving bullshit.

On the contrary, GPLed software has become the base for
multi-billion dollar businesses. The GPL is universally
treated as meaning exactly what it says, even by those
who are antagonistic towards it. The few cases of GPL
violation occur through the laziness and inattention of
the small companies who do it.

Good question since the GPL is clearly illegal and unenforcable.

And yet all enforcement measures have succeeded - the violators
all made the source code properly available. Not even a single one
chose to stop using it. It must be terribly frustrating for you to
see people honoring a license you regard as illegal and unenforceable.
Perhaps you should come to the realization that you are wrong.

Except that Verizon told the SFLC to kiss their royal purple ass.

The manufacturer of Verizon's routers, Actiontec, makes the source
code properly available on its web site. You would like to believe
that Verizon is deliberately flouting the GPL, but there is no
evidence that this is true.

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