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Re: GPL traitor !

From: Peter Köhlmann
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: Wed, 06 May 2009 12:40:09 +0200
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Chris Ahlstrom wrote:

> After takin' a swig o' grog, Erik Funkenbusch belched out
>   this bit o' wisdom:
>> On Tue, 05 May 2009 23:12:10 GMT, Thufir Hawat wrote:
>>> Some the misunderstandings you cite are effects of the GPL.  For
>>> instance, sure, there's only a downstream requirment, but, in effect
>>> improvements will make their way upstream.  So, what's the harm of
>>> this misconception?
>> No, improvements don't necessarily make their way upstream.  Let's say
>> I
>> create an app derived from GPL code.  I sell it for $1 million dollars.
>>  Do you really think the guy that paid $1 million for it will just give
>> the
>> code away to others?  Nope.
> Yup.  It has happened.

It still is a strawman. Naturally not *all* software written under GPL 
will be available to anyone. That is part of business (which is in other 
threads vehemently denied by the local dimwits like flatfish or 
DumbFullShit. According to that filth you can't make a living *because* of 
the GPL.)

That does not mean though that in every case there are "improvements" 
which will not be disclosed to the public.
You can write rather large projects, and there still is not a single 
"improvement" present. Just the actual state used.
What happens if a big asteroid hits Earth? Judging from realistic
simulations involving a sledge hammer and a common laboratory frog,
we can assume it will be pretty bad.    --- Dave Barry

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