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Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy

Subject: Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 10:51:53 -0600
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On 2009-01-30, ZnU <znu@fake.invalid> wrote:
> In article <857i4d20h7.fsf@lola.goethe.zz>, David Kastrup <> 
> wrote:
>> 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 

     The practical impact of the GPL doesn't exist without there
being a certain amount of "Law & Order" to the whole thing. The
GPL thrives by exploiting relevant laws, so tolerating scofflaws is 
really not in ANYONES interest.

> 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.
> [snip]

     Nevermind silly things like rules, laws or contracts.

     The GPL wraps itself in "Law & Order" on purpose.

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