Re: Oracle v. Google jury returns partial verdict, favoring Oracle

From: Snit <>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 21:38:25 -0700
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On 5/10/12 9:01 PM, in article 4fac8f06$, "Pรณl" <P?> wrote:

> On 10/05/12 07:12, Snit wrote:

>> Oh, I have no problem with free societies having restrictions.  But one can
>> have public domain code in a free society.

> But should a free society permit freeloading parasites?

I offer videos on YouTube where anyone can view them - including "freeloaders". I have no problem with that. I also have material on my website where I note it is offered with *no* restrictions. I do *request* that if my material is used that the person using it be kind enough to let me know and, if it fits into their project, to give me credit (but if not that is OK... and that is a *request*, not a condition of use). So, sure, I have "freeloading parasites" use my material - with my blessings.

I have no problem with people doing so *with permission*.  

> Listen, it's been a pleasure debating with you, but I just don't have
> the time to follow this thread - if you want the last word, please
> reply, but this is my last post to this thread. ;)

No problem. And while we do not fully agree, you "debate" and discuss in a reasoned way and I have respect for you.

Received on Thu May 10 2012 - 23:38:25 CDT

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