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Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy

From: amicus_curious
Subject: Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 13:24:52 -0500

"Chris Ahlstrom" <> wrote in message news:trHfl.2504$
After takin' a swig o' grog, Hyman Rosen belched out
 this bit o' wisdom:

amicus_curious wrote:
There is no benefit to the community of any real significance in
> harassing them over adding one more site to download from.  All that
> seems to achieve is to give credibility to Ballmer's warning that
> Linux is a sort of cancer that a business whould be smart to avoid.

The GPL is a generic license, written to cover a wide
variety of situations. If vendors want to make a separate
arrangement with the creators of BusyBox to avoid complying
with the GPL, they can try to do so. But there's no point.
If they haven't made any changes, they can just get a copy
of the source from wherever they obtained their BusyBox
binaries and ship that, or put it on their website. To
suggest that this is somehow onerous is ludicrous. But if
anyone wants to regard GPLed software as a cancer to be
avoided, by all means let them not use it.

The GPL trolls (Rjack, Terekhov, and now Hadron) not only have to pretend to be friggin' stupid in order to make their asinine claims, they also have to pretend that most readers of this forum are also friggin' stupid in order to
believe these claims.

Even in version 3, the GPL is a straightforward license.  A hour of study
(at most) should clear things up.

It protects everyone from non-threats.

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