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Re: Tom Tom and Microsofts Linux patent lock-down ..

From: Rjack
Subject: Re: Tom Tom and Microsofts Linux patent lock-down ..
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 14:17:54 -0400
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Hyman Rosen wrote:
Rjack wrote:
Well... there weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeent the goalposts. Out to
the fifty yard line...

As always, the goal of GPL enforcement

As always, enforcement of the GPL consists of moooooooooooooving
the goalposts

actions is to enforce compliance with the GPL or to halt
distribution of infringing code. Before the suit against Verizon,
Verizon was distributing routers to its customers which contained
GPLed software, but the source was not being made available.
After the suit, the source is now being made available, the
Verizon-branded manual which accompanies the router talks about
the GPL, as does the an accompanying disk.

It is only your desperate flailing around to pretend that this was not a victory for the SFLC which moves the goalposts. The goal is for users of code to have the freedom to run, read, modify, and share it, and that's exactly what has happened with the code here.

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