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Re: GPL traitor !

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 07:49:09 +0000 (UTC)
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'ten Morgen, Joerg!

In gnu.misc.discuss Joerg Schilling <> wrote:

> The GPL does not include a rule that would allow to make such a claim.

As a linguistic point, the verb "to allow" takes a direct object - a
bare infinitive here is wrong.

Any of the following is correct, with the direct object in upper case in
each case:

"... that would allow YOU to make such a claim."
"... that would allow SUCH A CLAIM to be made."
"... that would allow THE MAKING of such a claim."  (clumsy, unusual).

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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