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Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy

From: Hadron
Subject: Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 17:51:28 +0100
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Hyman Rosen <> writes:

> Hadron wrote:
>> It's a problem with real people in the real world.
> What is the antecedent of your "it"?
>> Freeloaders, thieves and general scroungers will indeed take advantage.
>> It's why the most used commercial SW projects in the world do not give
>> out their source codes as a general rule. If they did their hard work
>> would be distributed and cloned
> It is the purpose of the FSF to insure that code should be
> distributed and cloned. It is also the purpose of the FSF
> that no one be prevented from distributing and cloning code.
> GPLed code is meant to be taken advantage of.

Err, so what?

How will the FSF stop freeloaders stealing the code and giving nothing


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