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Re: The GPL means what you want it to mean

From: dr_nikolaus_klepp
Subject: Re: The GPL means what you want it to mean
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 15:38:10 +0200
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Rjack wrote:

> Alan Mackenzie wrote:
>> Happy pagan fertility rite, RJack!
> . . . whining . . .
> . . . more whining . . .
>> Its enforceability is a sensible default assumption.  The GPL was
>> put together by a competent lawyer,
> I didn't know Richard Stallman was a lawyer. Was that pseudo-fact also
> a default assumption?
>> is perfectly clear in what it says, is perfectly reasonable in what
>>  it says, has so far stood the test of time, and has been ruled
>> valid by judges whenever it has been challenged in court.
> The GPL has never been interpreted by a U.S. court.
>> Your arguments, on the other hand, as much as I can make them out,
>> seem based on arcane interpretations of USA law, sometimes citing
>> cases going back the best part of a century judged in social
>> conditions which simply don't exist any more.  They also seem based
>>  on the notion that absolute logical consistency holds in law.
>> So put your argument up on a web site, and leave some room here for
>>  people to talk about something interesting.
> As long as the Free Software Foundation claims enforceability under
> U.S. law and harasses folks through bogus lawsuits, I shall counter
> their attempts at socialist propaganda. Countless blogs mindlessly
> repeat their fiction and this demands correction. Rulings in non-U.S.
> jurisdictions are irrelevant to me as I have explicitly disclaimed
> knowledge of non-U.S. law.
> You Marxist folks may wallow in Stallman's socialism all you wish. I
> don't expect you to grasp or follow U.S. law. Dogs don't do nuclear
> physics and socialists don't do capitalism. If you don't like or
> understand the arguments I present, then by all means use your
> kill-filter to raise your comfort level.
> Sincerely,
> Rjack :)

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