(OT) - NOT A Major Blow to Copyleft Theory
rick at linuxmafia.com
Sat Feb 9 16:48:22 UTC 2008
Quoting Matthew Flaschen (matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu):
> Well, that settles it. Clearly, if you performed an act, and your house
> was not immediately swarmed by SWAT, that act must be legal.
There are companies that don't give a damn in general about unauthorised
redistribution of its freely downloadable proprietary software (such as
Microsoft Corp.), and ones that will rabidly enforce copyright on such
items at the drop of a hat. My impression is that Adobe Systems is
bannerman for the latter squad.
And no, this doesn't concern OSI other than in a noise-reduction sense.
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