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Re: GPL traitor !

From: Chris Ahlstrom
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 21:16:51 -0400
User-agent: slrn/ (Debian)

After takin' a swig o' grog, Erik Funkenbusch belched out
  this bit o' wisdom:

> On Tue, 5 May 2009 13:01:41 -0400, Chris Ahlstrom wrote:
>>> None of which supports Alan's argument that nobody can honestly
>>> misunderstand the GPL.
>> Nobody can honestly not understand the main meanings of the GPL.
>> That being said, version 3 is a bit more difficult to follow.
> ahh.. now you move the goalpost.. the "main meaning".  The main meaning is
> certainly clear, but the details are where the trouble lies, and where most
> people don't understand or interpret differently.

No goal post movement.  I already said you were bringing up "corner cases"
(i.e. not the "main meaning").  Unlike you, I don't feel any need to "win"
an argument, though I do like to be correct.

Yeah, though, the devil's in the details.

And lawyers are great at manufacturing details!

In any case, it is obvious that GPL 2 was very understandable by many many
people (e.g. Linus Torvalds), and they believed it served their interests

And even GPL 3 isn't doing too badly.

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
                -- Mark Twain

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