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

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> Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 12:35:49 -0700
> From: "James A. Donald" <[email protected]>
> Subject: RE: GPL & commercial software, the critical distinction (fwd)

> > Malarky. Reputation is irrelevant, just examine the
> > prisoners delima.
> Yet strange to report, the banks have no problem with granting me many tens
> of thousands of dollars of unsecured credit.

Which is exactly my point, default on a single one of those and watch what

> Perhaps your reputation is irrelevant.  Mine, however, is obviously=
>  relevant.

Only to you. What is important is the *fact* that you continue paying the
bills. Default and all the *desire* in the world won't bring back those

> The continued solvency of Informix, rental car agencies, and so on and so
> forth looks indicates it is possible to readily distinguish between those
> who will defect in a game of prisoners dilemma, and those who will=
>  cooperate.

That's so funny. Please produce the amount Informix lost by employee theft
last year for example. If it's zero then you may have a point. I'll bet you
it wasn't and isn't.


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