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Re: GPL traitor !

From: Hadron
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: Mon, 04 May 2009 19:02:03 +0200
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Alan Mackenzie <> writes:

> In gnu.misc.discuss Hadron <> wrote:
>> Alan Mackenzie <> writes:
>>> In gnu.misc.discuss Doctor Smith <> wrote:
>>>> On Thu, 30 Apr 2009 12:45:12 +0000 (UTC), Alan Mackenzie wrote:
>>>>> It seems Matt has long misunderstood the GPL.  
>>>> Like 99 percent of people who through some unfortunate process come in
>>>> contact with it.
>>> I wouldn't know, since I don't know any such people.  I know lots of
>>> people whose contact with the GPL is benign, rewarding and profitable.
>> You might need to educate a few Gnome developers then you are claiming
>> they need to move to some third world shit hole to live on their OSS
>> "donations".
> Please don't project your opinions onto me with insulting words like
> "claiming".  I have expressed no opinion on "third world shit holes", and
> don't intend to.  I have no need whatsoever to educate Gnome developers.
> As I said, I don't know anybody whose contact with the GPL has been
> through "some unfortunate process".

Then you haven't looked very far.

>>> I can't really see where misfortune enters into any contact with the
>>> GPL.  Stupidity, certainly, but hardly misfortune.
>> Day in day out the GPL is turned inside out. It's easy to CLAIM it's
>> easy but fact does not bond with your fiction.
> Huh?  The GPL is perfectly plain and straightforward and means what it
> says.  You don't even need to get a lawyer to explain it to you, though
> you certainly should consult one if you're going to be redistributing
> GPL'd software.

And yet meanwhile in the real world people are confused. You're so full
of your own opinion you can not see the reality from your ivory tower.

> The only people who "find" it difficult to understand are those who wish
> to violate it and FUDsters who wish to propagate the unfounded notion
> that nasty unforseen things can happen to people using or modifying GPL'd
> software.
> And please lose that nasty "CLAIM" word.

I used it incorrectly there. "you" was supposed to be "who".

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