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Re: IBM doesn't like the GPL

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: IBM doesn't like the GPL
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 14:42:57 +0100

Hyman Rosen wrote:
> Rjack wrote:
> > Hyman Rosen wrote:
> >> When someone creates a program which includes another's copyrighted
> >> work, they are forbidden to make and distribute copies by 17 USC 106
> >> (1), and so must obtain authorization from the rights holder to do so.
> >
> > Section 1 of the GPL allows such copying:
> >  "1. You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Program's
> > source code as you receive it,
> How is it that you fail to read the words "source code" in the above
> GPL excerpt? 

So a tarball with all the sources is somehow different from compiled and
linked binary resulting from the same sources, Hyman? See also Section
3, silly.


(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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