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Re: Swiss govt agency declares Linux/OSS crapware "not a sufficiental

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Swiss govt agency declares Linux/OSS crapware "not a sufficientalternative to Microsoft products"
Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2009 12:28:28 +0100

Alan Mackenzie wrote:
> In gnu.misc.discuss Alexander Terekhov <> wrote:
> > Alan Oh Paragon of Guh-N? Linguistics Mackenzie wrote:
> > [... amusing nonsense ...]
> > Geistiges Eigentum in German is what "intellectual property" in English
> > you silly.
> What an amazing assertion!  Do you have any evidence to back that up?

I've already provided the "evidence" silly.

Try also
(Max-Planck-Institut für Geistiges Eigentum, Wettbewerbs- und

and click on "English".

You'll get
(Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax

Geistiges Eigentum <==> Intellectual Property

Got it?

> "Geistig" does not mean "intellectual", except as a subsidiary meaning.
> Its primary meaning is "spiritual" or "religious", or perhaps "mental".
> As I said, "geistig" is cognate with "ghostly".
> >
> > "Unter Geistigem Eigentum (auch intellektuelles Eigentum, engl.
> > intellectual property) werden absolute Rechte an immateriellen G?tern
> > verstanden.
> Yes.  "Immateriellen Guetern" = "ghostly goods" or "immaterial goods" or
> "goods lacking any substance".  It cannot be "intellectual property".

Intellectual property is a form of intangible property you idiot.

Stocks and bonds are other forms of intangible property.

> > Geistiges Eigentum wird daher auch als Immaterialgueterrecht
> > bezeichnet.  Inhaber eines solchen Rechts ist z. B. der Anmelder eines
> > Patents oder der Schoepfer eines urheberrechtlichen Werks. "
> Seems likely.  But there's no "property" anywhere in all that.  There's
> copyright, which is an abstract right, not anything of any material
> substance.

All the euros on your bank account is your intangible property silly.


Go to doctor 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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