Re: Mind Bombs for Y2K

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From: Adam L. Beberg (
Date: Sun Aug 27 2000 - 12:58:23 PDT

On Sun, 27 Aug 2000, Kragen Sitaker wrote:

> The GPL is a way to right this imbalance. It ensures that proprietary
> software must compete with free software on its own terms:
> proprietary-software companies can't simply take a free ride on
> free-software features.

ARG! no no no...

I hear that over and over from open source advocates. Only one problem.
It doesn't work that way. If I want to copy something in a piece of
software, I really don't need the source. "Open source" developers are
copying commercial applications badly at warp-9, but think somehow the
GPL will stop commercial coders from badly copying anything neat they do
at the same speed. Meanwhile battling against any form of intellectual
property at all. It's all one big stew of crappy code, copied and
recopied, since 1973 - the latest date I've ever found prior art.

Ah, to live in such a dream world.

- Adam L. Beberg
  Mithral Communications & Design, Inc.
  The Cosm Project - -

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