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Re: More FSF hypocrisy

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: More FSF hypocrisy
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 16:01:00 +0100

Hyman Rosen wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> > Mah oh man, you're really dense. Before a copy can be made, it (i.e.
> > future copy) must first be accompanied by a copy of the GPL? Do you have
> > a Time Machine, Hyman?
> What in the world are you talking about? In order to make and
> distribute copies of GPLed works, you must include the GPL with
> the copies you make and distribute. What's a future copy?

Forget about "and distribute" for a moment. A copy "lawfully made" (e.g.
made under authorization) falls under 17 USC 109. So thank you for your
permission to distribute but it is redundant and not needed. Now think
of a copy being made not containing the text of the GPL in a GPL'd work
(a copy of which is being made). A copy of the GPL is another separate
copy of the copyright work. Think of a CD accompanied by a copy of the
GPL printed on a sheet of paper. What are the condition precedents that
must be fulfilled before a CD can be made? See the light now, Hyman?

> Are you trying to say that because the physical process of making
> a copy may involve multiple steps, or that the final copy consists
> of more than one file, this somehow invalidates the requirement?
> Here's a sample book contract:
>      <>
>        1. The Publisher and its agents and employees will not change,
>           add to, delete, abridge, or condense the text of the work or
>           change its title without the express, itemized, and specific
>           written consent of the author.
> Do you believe that, since books are not printed in their entirety all

Do you believe that 8.1 term above is a CONDITION PRECEDENT? Go to
doctor, Hyman.


(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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