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Re: Pee Jay says silence is golden

Subject: Re: Pee Jay says silence is golden
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 12:13:50 -0600
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On 2009-12-18, Alexander Terekhov <> wrote:
> 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"

    So? Some lawyers aren't terribly good at contract law in general
despite this is one of those things they even cover in law school.


        The social cost of suing/prosecuting individuals           ||| 
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