Documentation vs. Software (Re: Savannah rejects a project because it uses GPL)

Frank Heckenbach frank at
Wed Feb 22 23:44:58 UTC 2006

Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:

>    > You are confusing a already written work, and a work that doesn't
>    > yet exist where one invents something from scratch.  The later is
>    > infact protected by libel, slander, and other such laws.  The
>    > former is not.
>    Yet another unfounded claim. Can you back it up with some arguments
>    or references? Otherwise you're just wasting our time.
> Clearly, if you consider it false, it is your job to back it up.  Not
> mine.

You make the claim, you have to prove it. Do you believe "valid
until disproven" is a reasonable method of argument?

> The only person wasting anyones time is you.  If you are to lazy to
> look it up in a legal codex, please refrain from participating in this
> discussion.  What I have written is clearly stated in several legal
> codexes around the world, including the license of which a work is
> licensed under.

References please!

> That you are to lazy to be bothered to read any of
> this,

I read all the refences you provided (which are exactly zero, so

> and resort to inflammatory remarks is simply sad.

What exactly was inflammatory in my comment? This is another claim
(and accusation) you made that you need to back up.


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