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Re: A newbie's confusion about GPL



klaus imgrund wrote:
Anyplace where there is a large group of young males who express a desire to kill Americans AND is unchecked by their government is a legitimate target. It's the "unchecked by their government" which is the key. Yes, we are inconsistent about who we went after first -- that is political reality.



You going to GPL those guys?


NAZIS !!!



Who? The FSF?

No.  I made an unsuccesful attempt at invoking Godwin's Law:

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http://info.astrian.net/jargon/terms/g/Godwin_s_Law.html

Godwin's Law prov. [Usenet] "As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one." There is a tradition in many groups that, once this occurs, that thread is over, and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically lost whatever argument was in progress. Godwin's Law thus practically guarantees the existence of an upper bound on thread length in those groups. However there is also a widely- recognized codicil that any intentional triggering of Godwin's Law in order to invoke its thread-ending effects will be unsuccessful.
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I thought since we hit the point of dicsussing terrorism, Nazis weren't
a stretch, and the discussion had lost any vestiges of usefuleness
(relating to the GPL).  Of course, since my mention was with the
specific intent of activating Godwin's Law, it didn't work.

-Roberto

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