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Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy

From: ZnU
Subject: Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 11:43:28 -0500
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In article <857i4d20h7.fsf@lola.goethe.zz>, David Kastrup <> 

> 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.

Sure, I'm not saying they don't have a right to try to enforce the 
requirement to make source available even in the case of unmodified 
binary distribution. I'm just saying that there's no particular reason 
why anyone who's more interested in the practical impact of the GPL 
rather than the ideology behind it should be particularly concerned 
about entities failing to distribute source as required in instances 
where that source is trivially available elsewhere.


"What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them
-- that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no 
apply. The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too
small, but whether it works [...]"        -- Barack Obama, January 20th, 2008

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