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Re: GPL traitor !

From: Thufir Hawat
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: Wed, 06 May 2009 21:08:40 GMT
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On Tue, 05 May 2009 22:23:49 -0500, Erik Funkenbusch 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.

Effectively, they do, which is the source of the understanding.  
Technically, no, there's no requirement to do so, but effectively, yes, 
that's what happens.


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