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Re: US court says software is owned, not licensed

From: Rjack
Subject: Re: US court says software is owned, not licensed
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 09:24:22 -0400
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Alan Mackenzie wrote:

Linus Torvads licenses Linux under GPL2, and created Linux to mesh
 with GNU software.  Eric Raymond still contributes to GNU
software. And all these people treat each other with respect, and
when they disagree, they express that disagreement in a high
quality and respectful manner.

I have to agree with Alan:
Eric Raymond: Freedom, Power, or Confusion? [ESR on debate between
O'Reilly and FSF]:

"In other words, Stallman and Kuhn want to be able to make decisions
that affect other developers more than themselves. By the definition
they themselves have proposed, they want power.

Perplexing, isn't it? Tim and the FSFers both claim to stand for
`freedom'. Both assert that each others' definition of "freedom" is
actually a covert form of control, a claim of power over others. The
only difference is in who the victims of "Powerplay Zero" are, users
or developers."

Eric Raymond speaks simple, gospel truth without ad hominem attacks!


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