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Re: The SFLC dismissals should be coming soon

From: RJack
Subject: Re: The SFLC dismissals should be coming soon
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 18:48:11 -0500
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Hyman Rosen wrote:

The SFLC is gaining compliance with the GPL. People are free to donate to whatever cause they like, and some people like to donate to organizations that help gain compliance with the GPL. Perhaps you should start your own organization that helps defend people against the SFLC. Then you too could collect donations.

Whatever (unverifiable) source code that is provided out there (if in
fact there is any) is years old, out of datesource modules that mock the
claim "gaining compliance". You simply can't verify what's posted out
there any more than you can produce a copy of a settlement agreement.

What you are doing Hyman is attempting to claim that "correlation
implies causation". You can't even factually establish a correlation.
You're practicing one of the oldest logical fallacies that naive people
succumb to.

'Correlation does not imply causation' is a phrase used in physics
and statistics to stress that correlation between two variables does
not imply there is a cause-and-effect relationship between the two
(A=>B). Its converse (B=>A), 'correlation proves causation', is a
logical fallacy by which two events that occur together are claimed to
have a cause-and-effect connection.

Sleeping with a pillow is strongly correlated with waking up with a
headache. Therefore, sleeping with a pillow causes headache.

Bathing suit sales correlate with the number of people who drown at sea.
Therefore, bathing suits cause people to drown.

Since the 1950s, both the atmospheric temperature level and crime levels
have increased sharply. Hence, rising atmospheric temperature causes crime.

This is why you are a subject of ridicule with your logically fallacious
claims of "scared 'em into compliance" which is pure nonsense.

Perhaps some of your Free Softy brethren believe your fallacious
reasoning but rational, logical people know better.

"Captain Moglen scared them out of the water!"

RJack :)

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