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Re: A drunken judge in the SDNY

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: A drunken judge in the SDNY
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:00:44 -0000
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In gnu.misc.discuss RJack <> wrote:
> On 8/22/2010 11:46 AM, Alan Mackenzie wrote:

>> What does "effective date" mean here?  Might it not just mean
>> 1999-11-04?

> I have no idea what you are babbling about. I See:

> "Plaintiff Erik Andersen is a computer programmer. D. Andersen ?? 12;
> SMF ?? 12. Beginning in 1999, he wrote software and contributed it to an
> open source software program known as BusyBox.3 D. Andersen ? 3; SMF ?
> 3. Although he allows others to use the code he contributed to BusyBox
> under certain terms and conditions, Mr. Andersen retains ownership over
> the copyrights in those contributions. D. Andersen ?? 3, 5; SMF ?? 3, 5.
> In October 2008, he registered his copyright in the code he contributed
> to BusyBox version 0.60.3, which was first published in April 2002. D.
> Andersen ? 4; SMF ? 4."
> JUDGMENT... at p.6).

>> At seems you're mistaken, somehow, just for once.

> Are you implying plaintiff Andersen is lying?

Of course not.  How is stating that you're mistaken got anything to do
with Erik Andersen?  More precisely, you're probably mistaken about the
applicability of the court decision you cited.  Anyhow, as I've already
said, if you're right, then the defendants will appeal and get their
money back.

> Sincerely,
> RJack :)

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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