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Re: Actual Damages in JMRI Case

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Actual Damages in JMRI Case
Date: Sat, 07 Nov 2009 17:24:20 +0100

Alan Mackenzie wrote:
> Chances are, that excerpt was written by a lawyer who knows a lot about
> the law, and little to nothing about free software.  He's obviously wrong
> in his assertions, since he appears not to understand what the goals of
> free software actually are.  They certainly aren't about "creating
> software that [somebody] can truly call his own".  He appears to belong

I'll try to explain it to you silly. Suppose you wrote a piece of
software and it is judged to be truly yours and only yours (not
infringing the rights of others). Guess what: you've got all your "four
freedoms" and can enjoy freedom. On the other side of the spectrum is
the same piece of software but infringing based on idiotic expansive
GNUish theory of derivative works... now say goodbye to your "four
freedoms." Got it now, Alan?


(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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