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Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy

From: Chris Ahlstrom
Subject: Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 12:31:05 -0500
User-agent: slrn/ (Linux)

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.

Smoking Prohibited.  Absolutely no ifs, ands, or butts.

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