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Re: Rsync over ssh (pulling from Cygwin to Linux) stalls..

Dave Korn wrote:
On 14 August 2006 18:41, mwoehlke wrote:

Dave Korn wrote:
On 14 August 2006 17:04, mwoehlke wrote:

My understanding is that if you place it in Public Domain, then anyone
can do anything with it and no one can stop this. IOW RedHat would be
safe because no one can prevent them from using Public Domain material
in any manner or fashion.
  That's not what "safe" means.  If the program is in the public domain,
rather than RH having the copyright assigned to them, then anyone could
take it, make a proprietary version and distribute it without the sources,
and RH would not be in a legal position to enforce the GPL on it because
they would not be the copyright holder.
And the problem with this would be what, exactly? "Safe" in that no one
can take legal action against RH because of their use of it.

No, redhat is "safe" in /that/ sense automatically, because the code is GPLd and so they and everyone else in the world can do what they like with it, and nobody can stop them. The meaning of "safe" for redhat would be "safe from anyone stealing it for proprietary use", because the code would not be safe against that unless someone who can afford lawyers - such as RH - holds the copyright.

...I think this is what Daryl is taking issue with: you are essentially *forcing* GPL onto someone. Not everyone agrees with that philosophy (in my case, it depends on my mood :-)).

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