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Re: US court says software is owned, not licensed

From: amicus_curious
Subject: Re: US court says software is owned, not licensed
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 09:59:51 -0400

"David Kastrup" <> wrote in message 87skdr9gsd.fsf@lola.goethe.zz">news:87skdr9gsd.fsf@lola.goethe.zz...

Now I would not put it past you to try to set up a business centered
around this purportive loophole.  But nobody in his right mind would
care to do important business with you anyway.  You come across as far
too willing to take unnecessary risks.  Your compulsive desire to prove
yourself clever and the rest of the world stupid is simply too dangerous
in a business partner.

Very few have ever succeeded in any business centered around open source software. Granted that many businesses use open source software as a part of their product offering, they only use it where there is no advantage to be obtained in offering anything proprietary. There is nothing in the open source world to differentiate it successfully on a commercial basis. Open source software is much like the forks used within a successful steak house. They are absolutely necessary since almost no one would be willing to have to eat with their fingers, but no one patronizes the establishment due to the reliability of the business's forks. They go for the sizzle.

The GPL suffers on occasion because they periodically insist that the steak house proprietor acknowledge the source of the forks and must feature some accolade prominently in the house menu.

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