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

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> Date: Wed, 7 Oct 1998 21:52:17 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Ryan Anderson <[email protected]>
> Subject: RE: GPL & commercial software, the critical distinction (fwd)

> > The Mafia. The handful of world-class coke dealers. Your local church.
> Umm...  both of those are around because the governemtn made the cost of
> delivering both alcohol and drugs prohibitively high,

That's inaccurate. The Mafia pre-dated the US by several hundred years if
not more (depends on how one wants to choose the bloodline). Most
definitely they predated the bans on alcohol.

As to the coke market, In S. America it has been around for quite a while as
well. The chemical has been used medicinaly for hundreds of years until just


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