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Re: 9th Cir. License Primer

From: RJack
Subject: Re: 9th Cir. License Primer
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 19:20:52 -0400
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On 3/30/2011 6:04 PM, David Kastrup wrote:
Alexander Terekhov<>  writes:

David Kastrup wrote: [...]
What rock have you been living under?  The whole point of the
GPL (as opposed to, say, BSD style licenses) is that it is
firmly rooted in copyright ...

In context, copyright means that the owner has exclusive right to
copy in order to sell (permissions to make) copies verbatim and
copies of derivative works of his work without interference from . . . In contrast, the
GPL means . . .

The GPL is about an imaginary "right" called "copyleft" that is
allegedly created with a license that infects and steals other
programmer's exclusive rights in their original creations and gives them
to Karl Marx's heirs.

a particular set of conditions under which the owner uses his
exclusive rights to grant certain permissions to selected recipients
of copies of his software.

"Covenants" -- not conditions dummkopf.

What rock have you been living under, silly dak?

Do you really not understand what a license is?  After all this

RJack :)

dummkopf -- n. A stupid person; a dolt.
[German : dumm, dumb (from Middle High German tump, tumb , from Old High
German tumb) + Kopf, head (from Middle High German, cup, cranium , from
Old High German, cup , from Late Latin cuppa).]

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