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Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy

From: Peter Köhlmann
Subject: Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 18:31:53 +0100
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ZnU 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
> 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.

And you know that that source "trivially available elsewhere" is exactly
the one used to build the binary how?
Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice which can be equally well
explained by stupidity

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