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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 14:22:21 -0500
User-agent: slrn/ (Linux)

After takin' a swig o' grog, Hyman Rosen belched out
  this bit o' wisdom:

> Hadron wrote:
>> Err, so what? How will the FSF stop freeloaders stealing
> > the code and giving nothing back? Duh.
> The only thing the GPL requires is compliance with its license.
> If you copy and distribute GPLed code, you must make the sources
> available. If you don't, and are found out, the copyright holders
> can sue you to get you to comply and possibly pay damages. If you
> aren't found out, then you get away with it, just like other forms
> of theft.
> The FSF does not consider it to be "stealing" when people use GPLed
> code, or modify it for their own use without distributing it (even
> when "people" is a company).

amicus_unscrupulous uses the GPL to generate FUD; Hadron uses the GPL to
troll people who like GNU/Linux and other "open-source" software.

He claims to love that stuff himself, but most of his posts put the lie to
that claim.

The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.

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