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Re: The Show So Far

Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> writes:

> On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 04:48:37PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > Or how about this: "If you have $100 in your bank account, then you
> > must send it to the author of the program as soon as you have the
> > ability, otherwise, you can use the program at no cost."  
> That discriminates against people with money in their bank accounts.
> The tax return thing probably discriminates against people who pay
> tax. Personally, I'm happy to let the tax thing fail the "Trivially
> stupid" test.

The point of the tax thing is precisely that it *is* obviously bogus,
but that any attempt to show *why* it's bogus would also show that a
forced-distribution requirement is also bogus.

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