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Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 20:19:58 +0100
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Rjack <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> Rjack <> writes:
>>> Hyman Rosen wrote:
>>>> Rjack wrote:
>>>>> The GPL is a legal delusion in Richard Stallman's marxist mind.
>>>> It seems to be a solid enough delusion that Microsoft was very
>>>> careful to make sure that its code would not fall under that
>>>> license.
>>> Why would Microsoft ever want to give away their intellectual
>>> property under a voidable contract like the GPL?
>>> Duh.
>> Hm?  They already distribute GPLed software.
>> <URL:>
> A simple copy-and-distribute is perfectly alright under the GPL and is
> not controversial. The voidable, preempted provision of the GPL is
> section 2(b)'s modify-and-distribute term. Please demonstrate where
> Microsoft has modified-and-distributed GPL licensed code.

If you take a look at the advertised features, you'll see that the drive
mapping stuff can't be accomplished out of the box by recompiling.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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