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Re: GPL traitor !

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 16:22:13 +0200

Hyman Rosen wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> > Lack of virality regarding compilations is explicitly covered
>  > by "mere aggregation
> This is false, of course, as any normal person reading the
> licenses can see. Choosing to deliberately misread a license
> isn't even any good for arguing on Usenet, much less forming
> a basis from which to run a software business.
>  > The FSF is on record
> Once again, you are deliberately misstating what the FSF said,
> which was that GPLed programs contained on a Linux distribution
> medium fell under the "mere aggregation" clause and did not
> cause the distribution medium as whole to fall under the GPL.
> They made no such statement regarding programs built with GPLed
> components, since in fact this is the opposite of what the GPL
> states.
> Do you truly believe you gain some rhetorical advantage by
> outright lies?

Aggregation of modules (computer program works, see 17 USC 101) under
separate and independent copyrights is the same as aggregation of
"programs contained on a Linux distribution", idiot.

"In fact, the GPL itself rejects any automatic aggregation of software
copyrights under the GPL simply because one program licensed under the
GPL is distributed together with another program that is not licensed
under the GPL: "In addition, mere aggregation of another work not based
on the Program with the Program (or with a work based on the Program) on
a volume of a storage or distribution medium does not bring the other
work under the scope of this License." 

Plaintiff's mischaracterization of the GPL in his Response has no
bearing on the resolution of the pending Motion to Dismiss because the
Court can examine the GPL itself. "[T]o the extent that the terms of an
attached contract conflict with the allegations of the complaint, the
contract controls." Centers v. Centennial Mortg., Inc., 398 F.3d 930,
933 (7th Cir. 2005)."


(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can 
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards 
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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