[linux-elitists] [ruben@mrbrklyn.com: Microsoft proposing FreeSoftware ban]

Seth David Schoen schoen@loyalty.org
Thu May 3 15:50:03 PDT 2001


Mr . Bad writes:

> >>>>> "BLSC" == Brooklyn Linux Solutions CEO <ruben@mrbrklyn.com> writes:
> 
>     BLSC> I doesn't serve anyone to explicitely break copyright.  The
>     BLSC> GPL depends on strong copyright.
> 
> So, if there were a widespread disregard of copyright, why would we
> need the GPL, again? I would posit that in a world where copyright is
> unenforceable, copyleft is unnecessary.

I agree, and every time somebody says "but the GPL needs copyright to
work" I think "only as long a proprietary copyrights are honored".

Another way of saying this might be that you don't need to fight fire
with fire when it's raining.

-- 
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