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Re: Recommendation for a CL data structures library

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Recommendation for a CL data structures library
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:11:46 -0000
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On 3/29/2010 3:07 PM, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
whether the copyright is being used in a manner violative
> of the public policy embodied in the grant of a copyright.

    To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts,
    by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors
    the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and

    The GPL purportedly functions to “guarantee [users’]
    freedom to share and change free software.” (GPL Preamble.)
    As alleged, the GPL in no way forecloses other operating
    systems from entering the market. Instead, it merely acts
    as a means by which certain software may be copied,
    modified and redistributed without violating the software’s
    copyright protection. As such, the GPL encourages, rather
    than discourages, free competition and the distribution of
    computer operating systems, the benefits of which directly
    pass to consumers. These benefits include lower prices,
    better access and more innovation.

While ant-GPL cranks complain, courts see that the GPL promotes
good public policy.

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