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Date:      Sun, 19 Apr 2020 20:55:05 -0500
From:      Valeri Galtsev <>
Subject:   Re: GPL, not freebsd should be rewritten based on microkernel architecture
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <20200420011735.6448818053ED@ary.qy>
References:  <20200420011735.6448818053ED@ary.qy>

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On 4/19/20 8:17 PM, John Levine wrote:
> In article <> you write:
>> Thus I suspect if push came to shove in a legal fight about the legality of
>> GPL forcing third parties that just happen to use a GPL'ed project to give
>> up all claims over how their work is used would likely unconstitutional.
> I'd suggest not playing junior lawyer.  The GPL is a contract and
> there have been successful cases to enforce it.  Nobody has any
> inherent right to use GPL'ed software (or any other software not
> released into the public domain) so if you don't like the terms, don't
> use it.
> I am not crazy about the GPL and one of the things I like about
> FreeBSD is that most of it has much more reasonable licenses.

John, and others. Stop arguing with troll, it never is productive.


> R's,
> John
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Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247

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