On Fri, 9 Apr 2004, Carol Spears wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 09, 2004 at 05:57:17AM +0000, Tor Lillqvist wrote:
> >  > and/or steal.
> >
> > As there aren't any commercial competition to the GIMP on Linux (or is
> > there?), your statement doesn't really make sense, does it? True, GIMP
> > being available on Windows might prevent Windows people from pirating
> > Photoshop or PaintShopPro. But that hardly applies to Linux, what
> > would they steal if there wasn't GIMP?
> >
> well, they decided not to steal motif anymore or something.

Just a note: illegal/illegitimate/unallowed copying of intangible media is
not "stealing" or "theft" or "piracy", either legally or morally. It is
simply that - "copying". Stealing actually means a tangible property was
taken away without permission. Copying intangible media may or may not be
OK, but nonetheless is not "stealing", because the original copy is left
perfectly OK.


        Shlomi Fish

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