Hyman Rosen wrote: > > On 4/14/2010 5:45 PM, RJack wrote: > > The GPL license *willfully* misleads people. > > Anti-GPL cranks claim to be misled by the GPL, > because they want to steal the work of other > people without compensating those people in the > way they have chosen.
See http://www.terekhov.de/Samsung-Answer.pdf for TWENTY (20) reasons why it is perfectly fine to 'steal' GPL'd work. Several additional reasons to the ones listed by Samsung can be found here: http://www.terekhov.de/Versa-Answer.pdf One of the most obvious reasons listed by Samsung is the reason number twelve: "Defendant alleges that Plaintiffs claim for copyright infringement is barred under at least the provisions of 17 U.S.C. § 109(a), as Defendant was licensed and any copies alleged to be infringing were, therefore, lawfully made. " To understand it better, think of the following saga: Samsung (calling SFLC): Hello SFLC, this is Samsung calling. Please be advised that we've made 1 (ONE) BILLION copies of GPL'd material copied verbatim and/or with modifications. Please contact us within 3 (THREE) BUSINESS DAYS if you think that our copies are infringing and we are somehow stealing the GPL'd material. (After three days... of course SFLC didn't call Samsung back because making copies of GPL'd works with or without modification is perfectly lawful and it is NOT stealing) Samsung (calling SFLC again): Hello SFLC, this is Samsung calling. Please stick the GPL "permission to pass copies" in Stallman's big ass as we are going to pass our copies under 17 USC 109, thank you. Got it now, silly Hyman? regards, alexander. P.S. "Every computer program in the world, BusyBox included, exceeds the originality standards required by copyright law." Hyman Rosen <hyro...@mail.com> The Silliest GPL 'Advocate' P.P.S. "Of course correlation implies causation! Without this fundamental principle, no science would ever make any progress." Hyman Rosen <hyro...@mail.com> The Silliest GPL 'Advocate' -- http://gng.z505.com/index.htm (GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards too, whereas GNU cannot.) _______________________________________________ gnu-misc-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-misc-discuss