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Re: [!NEWS] The GNUtards Must Be Crazy

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: [!NEWS] The GNUtards Must Be Crazy
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 15:42:38 -0400
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Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> What say you now Hyman?
I say that anyone who receives a copy of GPLed code may
run, read, modify, and share that code.

Quoting Red Hat's Subscription Agreement
But of course, you don't quote it fully, deliberately leaving off
the bit of context which vitiates your arguments. The full text is
found here:

The term "Installed Systems" means the number of Systems on which Customer installs or executes the Software.

What you chose to omit is the immediately preceding sentence:
    For Subscription Services, Client agrees to pay Red Hat
    for each Installed System.

Red Hat makes money by selling its "subscription services",
whatever those might be, on a per-system basis. Those services
do not fall under the GPL.

I must say you are very odd. You complain that people cannot
make money with the GPL, you complain that people do make money
with the GPL, you just complain and complain. Meanwhile, people
are happily running, reading, modifying, and sharing GPLed code,
which makes the rest of us quote satisfied.

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