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Re: Request for information

On Thursday 16 August 2018 18:46:26 Brian wrote:

> On Thu 16 Aug 2018 at 18:36:52 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> [Almost everything snipped - for obvious reasons.]
> > Someone who is an actual member of the organization will probably
> > clarify it further, but I didn't want you to think you are being
> > ignored.
> Ignoring it would have been the better choice. I do not think you
> would have hurt his feelings by doing so. :)

From the line of his msg, it was obvious he, and apparently no one else 
at his place, had ever heard of the gpl-v2. The main point of that being 
that they can't take it and put their own license on it. That battle has 
been won in most of the courts on this wet rock already by the gpl being 
found valid. But I would expect they will walk away without another word 
when they find there is no warranty.  People like that have a need for 
somebody to sue if it doesn't Just Work, for their definition of works. 
They are totally unwilling to accept any liability and will run like 
turpentine doused cats to find somebody to blame. And thats one less 
thing this camp has to worry about when they do back away.

Basicly, Brian, IMNSHO, the gpl is saying TANSTAAFL, a concept their MBA 
degree professors never explained. I'm afraid I have to chuckle 
everytime I see it being enforced. An MBA degree means they've had 
common sense beat out of them. And they willingly subjected themselves 
to it.

Take care now Brian.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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