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Re: TomTom, the GPL and patents

From: Doug Mentohl
Subject: Re: TomTom, the GPL and patents
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 19:41:26 +0000
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Alexander Terekhov wrote:

"Copyright and patent laws give authors a right to charge more [than zero], so that 
they can recover their fixed costs (and thus promote innovation)" observed prolific 
and learned Chief Judge Frank Easterbrook.

The GPL seeks to eliminate that right "to charge more [than zero]" and is 
nothing but socialist price control

At five cents a copy, this here distributor is making just under $600 profit ..

'The source code DVDs may be purchased at the MEPIS Store for US$29.95'


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