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



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On Thu, Oct 08, 1998 at 04:14:32PM -0700, Matthew James
Gering wrote:
> >  The Mafia has had two primary characteristics:  a) the
> > use of force

At 10:24 AM 10/9/98 +0100, Steve Mynott wrote:
> wouldn't this characteristic define the mafia as a "state"
> to some degree?

A state is merely a mafia that has succeeded in crushing its
competitors by force.

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