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Re: GPL traitor !

From: Hadron
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 13:49:33 +0200
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Alan Mackenzie <> writes:

> '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).


Yup. Good to see the GPL and further discussions are "really easy" ....

Incidentally I have never seen

"You are allowed." Corrected. Ever. The object/verb is inferred.

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