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Re: More FSF hypocrisy

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: More FSF hypocrisy
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 08:51:06 -0400
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Alexander Terekhov wrote:
Given, in the context of the GPL:
  (a) permissions
  (b) requirements
How can one possibly fulfill (b) without first taking advantage of (a)?
Your answer:

One of the GPL's requirements for copying and distributing a
covered work is that it must be accompanied by a copy of the
GPL. Thus, when you distribute the work which you have created
properly, the receiver can compel you to honor the GPL. If you
make and distribute copies without including the GPL, you are
violating copyright and the rights holder can compel you to
stop infringing and pay penalties. (a) and (b) are simultaneous.

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