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Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 23:47:48 +0100
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ZnU <znu@fake.invalid> writes:

> I understand that the FSF is really, really hung up on every detail of
> the GPL, but frankly, they're fanatics.

Fanatics have copyright like everybody else.

> If this specific provision of the GPL was invalidated for some reason,
> very few users or developers of GPL software would be impacted in any
> material way.

It is always very few who actually make a difference.  In the case of
the Linux kernel, just a few thousand.  In the case of the GNU system,
just a few ten thousand.  A tiny fraction of the hundreds of millions
who actually use all the stuff.

But the stop the few from doing their work, and the system breaks down
for everybody.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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