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Re: Pee Jay says silence is golden

From: Hadron
Subject: Re: Pee Jay says silence is golden
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 18:38:35 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> Hadron wrote:
>> Alan Mackenzie <> writes:
>> > In gnu.misc.discuss Hadron <> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Didn't Alan boldly claim that the GPL was "easy to understand"?
>> >
>> > Yes.  The GPL is very easy to understand.  It's USA copyright law which
>> > is hard.
>> >
>> > The only people who find the GPL hard are those who seek a legal means of
>> > violating it.
>> And just about everyone that ever uses it, reads it or discusses it. I
>> find it amazing that you keep insisting it is so easy and yet we see you
>> embroiled in nitpicking over meaning time and time again. You're either
>> very thick skinned or in denial.
> Note that even Pee Jay has admitted that
> "a lot of people don't understand the GPL, including some lawyers"
> <chuckles>

It's abundantly clear there is an issue. How anyone can deny it is quite
beyond me. It's like the COLA disease of thinking there is no issue with
UI consistency on the Linux desktop where every study and sane thinker
shows there is.

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