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SubjectRe: What's in a name?
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On Fri, 10 Jan 2003 13:42:52 EST, "Richard B. Johnson" said:

> No doubt a gcc compiler. I built my house with a Stanley hammer
> and a Skill saw. Neither Stanley nor Skill own the house (the
> bank does).

Actually, *YOU* probably own the house. What the bank has is a mortgage -
a promise by you that if you don't pay them, they *then* get to own the house.
Most banks try VERY hard to avoid actually owning houses.

This is actually somewhat germane, as it reflects back on the "GPL the
source after N units have been sold" business model, and code escrow, and
related thigns...
--
Valdis Kletnieks
Computer Systems Senior Engineer
Virginia Tech

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