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Re: GPL Mere Aggregation question

From: rjack
Subject: Re: GPL Mere Aggregation question
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 11:28:09 -0500
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Richard Tobin wrote:
In article <>,
rjack  <> wrote:

There was once a company called SCO [...]

Remind me, who sued whom?

This is reminiscent of David Irving, whose defenders talk about the
"Deborah Lipstadt libel action" as if he were the victim of oppressive
lawsuits, when in fact he sued her.

-- Richard

>> Remind me, who sued whom?

SCO, was a really stupid company that initially released software under the GPL. Remember SCO Linux? After discovering the folly of the GPL business model they tried mindless litigation.

This demonstrates the wisdom of incorporating Apache or BSD style licensing in commercial software. You don't have to contend with mindless GPL morons, who wish to abolish the enforcement of intellectual property rights, ,
by filing lawsuits claiming enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Any company that thinks that the long term capitalization of GPL software is possible deserves to eventually go bankrupt in litigation. Good riddance to SCO. They deserved it.

The IBM Corporation, the world's first computer monopolist, whose revenue stream from the enforcement of software patents is second to none is playing the GPL folks for fools. The Microsoft Corporation, the world's second computer monopolist, desperately needs GPL Linux software to hold about 25% of the market to avoid DOJ antitrust scrutiny.
Do GPL folks really think that long term they're going to win?

There is good evidence that commercial companies are planning future projects that incorporate real "open source" software under BSD and Apache style license due to the SFLC's intimidation tactics.


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