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SubjectRe: Nvidia and its choice to read the GPL "differently"
I knew we should have stayed ;)

[I'm joking - honest!!!]

Andrew [ British ;) ]

Shureih, Tariq wrote:
> The greatest enemy to knowledge is not ignorance; it's the illusion of
> knowledge.
>
> Shame on you!
>
> --
> Tariq Shureih
> Opinions are my own and don't represent my employer
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ranjeet Shetye [mailto:ranjeet.shetye@zultys.com]
> Sent: Friday, January 03, 2003 2:10 PM
> To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: RE: Nvidia and its choice to read the GPL "differently"
>
>
> Hi RMS,
>
> Saw you here and thought I'd remind you. I got under your skin quite a
> few years back cos I wrote this perl-based cscope which I released for
> free - with a modified BSD licence stating that no one in pakistan or no
> person of pakistani nationality could use it and that this licence could
> not be modified to allow pakis to use it. You might ask why I did that ?
> Well, I am an Indian and I thought I'd just needle some pakis cos they
> are such nincompoops. Anyways, 9/11 proved me right that pakis (+
> saudis) suck ass big time.
>
> Getting back to open-licence software, if you hadn't been such a
> nitpicking ideologue, the free s/w world would have had a cscope at
> least 2 years earlier than it did. I gave you my version of a "free"
> licence, and you didn't like it one bit! That was the OTHER reason I did
> it. To prove a point to you, that EVEN in a Free software world, there
> might be some other price to be paid.
>
> A full-freedom software world might turn out to be a grey tasteless
> odourless flavourless communist world. Even free s/w needs competition
> to keep it on its toes, and money is the best damned motivation for
> normal people! While everyone, including me, appreciates what you've
> achieved in the past, your intransigence over your untenable extreme
> views on software freedom is the primary reason why you are losing
> ground everyday with your own supporters. Think about it.
>
> Ranjeet Shetye
>
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: linux-kernel-owner@vger.kernel.org
>>[mailto:linux-kernel-owner@vger.kernel.org] On Behalf Of
>>Christoph Hellwig
>>Sent: Friday, January 03, 2003 1:28 PM
>>To: Richard Stallman
>>Cc: efault@gmx.de; Hell.Surfers@cwctv.net;
>>linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
>>Subject: Re: Nvidia and its choice to read the GPL "differently"
>>
>>
>>On Fri, Jan 03, 2003 at 03:31:07PM -0500, Richard Stallman wrote:
>>
>>>If you call the system "Linux", you are misinforming other people:
>>>teaching them a false picture of the system's history.
>>
>>Some of them
>>
>>>may become so attached to the false picture that it distorts their
>>>thinking. If you call it "GNU/Linux", this won't happen.
>>
>>The term Linux for the whole system might be inaccurate, but
>>it's what is used and as long as the owner of the name Linux
>>(Linus) doesn't complain that's fine. Calling it GNU/Linux
>>is 1984-style changing of history, though.
>>
>
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