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Re: Jacobsen v. Katzer settled

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Jacobsen v. Katzer settled
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 11:22:43 +0100
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
> [...]
>> Well, if the GPLed source is made available in the aftermath, it stands
> How do you know that, silly dak?
> Because "the version numbers on the links match," right you retard?

I answered that already.  There is nothing to be gained by fraudulently
claiming to provide the correct source when this isn't the case: willful
fraud is punished harder than accidental(?) non-adherence to license
terms.  If somebody needs the source for some purpose, he'll notice when
it doesn't work, and it is unlikely that a court would find that funny.
And if nobody needs the source, providing it can't do the business any
harm.  So there just is no point to fraud.

Now while you delight in fantasizing about people just pretending to
heed the GPL, that certainly is your prerequisite, but it certainly does
not make you look smarter or saner than what you choose to call people.

David Kastrup

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