GPL compliance

Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at
Fri Jun 30 17:10:15 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-30-06 at 09:57 -0700, Gary W. Swearingen wrote:
> > Yes you did. You said we were banking on the hope that the authors of
> > the code in the CD "have previously licensed the software to everyone
> > with some kind of general public license, be it FSF GPL, BSD, MIT, X11,
> > etc." We are not banking on a hope, we choose a distribution that uses
> > only free software.
> If you don't have proof, which you don't, then you're left with hope.

Your position is getting more tenuous with every post. If that is what
you mean by "hope" the you also hope that Linus Torvalds didn't insert a
back door into the Linux kernel and you hope that the seller who sold
you your computer hardware didn't install a key logger to steal your
credit card number. For that matter, you have to hope that the world
around you is not a figment of your imagination and that you'll wake up
tomorrow in an insane asylum (can you *prove* that this isn't the
case?). In this instance we are talking about open source software which
is developed in the open, so any piece of software can be verified.

  "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the
  unreasonable man tries to adapt the world to himself.
  Therefore all progress depends on unreasonable men."
        -- George Bernard Shaw

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