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Re: Geek Feminism Wiki Re RMS

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Geek Feminism Wiki Re RMS
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 07:46:59 +0000 (UTC)
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Morning, Rjack!

In gnu.misc.discuss Rjack <> wrote:
> Hyman Rosen wrote:
>> Alexander Terekhov wrote:
>>> pretend that your copyright license to someone is "automatically"
>>>  terminated on the slightest breach of obligations resulting from
>>>  the permission

>> Copyright law grants the holder exclusive and fine-grained rights 
>> to control making and distributing copies, and those rights include
>>  providing conditions upon which granted permissions may be
>> withdrawn.

> Please provide those Copyright law sections that grant those
> "withdrawal" rights.

What Hyman said is common knowledge.  Anybody who's worked in the
computer industry knows it.  Why should he or anybody else go through
the tedium of showing what everybody knows?  It's a bit like somebody
saying "2 + 2 = 4", and you piping up saying "prove it!".

> I think they're in your fertile imagination.

That's pure boorishness, not even attaining the sophistication level of
puerile playground taunts.

> Sincerely,
> Rjack

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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