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RE: GPL & commercial software, the critical distinction (fwd)



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At 02:18 PM 10/1/98 -0500, Kevin Elliott wrote:
> I'm afraid sir, that your ingonorance is showing.  Pick up
> any college (hell, high school) ecomonics textbook.
> Certain types of businesses are inheritly advantagious to
> monopolies.  The electric company is the classic example-
> their is no cost effective way for an electric company to
> supply power to a given area unless it is a monopoly.
> Certain types of businesses are suited to certain types of
> competition, and, unregulated, monopolies are exactly what
> you get.  This was exactly the situation that occured at 
> the turn of the century and it happened because regulation
> was non-existant!   

Bullshit.  No monopoly has ever happened except by regulation
I have no idea what you are referring to in your reference to
the turn of the century.  If you are referring to standard
oil, you are parroting silly communist propaganda with no
basis in reality.

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