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Re: TomTom, the GPL and patents

From: Rjack
Subject: Re: TomTom, the GPL and patents
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 14:28:24 -0400
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Hyman Rosen wrote:
Alexander Terekhov wrote:
The GPL seeks to eliminate that right "to charge more [than

The GPL is adopted voluntarily by people who choose to distribute
 their software under it. Rather, the GPL eliminates the ability
to be charged zero for those developers who want to incorporate
GPLed code from other sources but not allow their users the
freedoms that they themselves enjoy.

The bitter complainers want to use GPLed software in their
products for zero charge but do not want to meet the conditions
of the license. They wish to steal the work of the developers of
the GPLed code and not provide them with the recompense of
assuring the freedoms of the users of their work as they have
specifically asked.

GPL developers wish to steal the 17 USC sec. 106 rights of innocent
developers who have exclusive rights to charge for their individual
contribution to a derivative work. This theft attempt by GPL
developer's is a violation of copyright misuse doctrine and 17 USC
sec. 301(a).

These people who use an illegal GPL copyright license in an attempt
to steal others rights are an example of the old adage that "Some
rob with a gun, others rob with a pen".

Rjack :)

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