Re: Promise SATA driver GPL'd

From: Andre Hedrick (
Date: Wed Jul 23 2003 - 17:22:20 EST


Freedom comes from keeping all of it free.
Litigation is a means to prevent the blanket theift of today.
You cleary do not get it.

How do you plan to stop people from making changes to the kernel,
packaging a binary kernel and selling it?

Clearly these people do not give a crap about the lame license you
believe. So who will defend the recovery of the content for the OSC?
Your answer is the author.
My answer is the author may not be able to afford.

But it is all about freedom, what freaking MORON stopped the freedom with

Again you have never had your work stolen and needed to recover it for the
OSC. Any of your poor bastards want to fund my legal attack to take a few
companies to court for GPL violations?

I did not think so.

Andre Hedrick
LAD Storage Consulting Group

On Wed, 23 Jul 2003, Roman Zippel wrote:

> Hi,
> On Wed, 23 Jul 2003, Andre Hedrick wrote:
> > GPL provides no means to enable the author/copyright holder to defend and
> > recover legal fees occurred during discovery and litigation.
> What you're forgetting is that the goal of the GPL is to promote freedom
> not prosecution. You don't do this via litigations, this way you only
> alienate everyone, but you don't win support for free software.
> The free software movement is a social movement not a legal movement. In
> court you only reach short term effects, but if people vote with their
> wallet you can achieve a lot more profound results.
> bye, Roman

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