Re: A newbie's confusion about GPL
On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 12:57:12 -0400
Roberto Sanchez <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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:
> 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.
> 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.
One of the most central policies of the German Nazi party was the
banishment of national boundaries, a centralised world government, and
international free trade.
I don't see any difference to what is happening now.