About the calculus for the project
Posted Feb 10, 2012 10:06 UTC (Fri) by khim
In reply to: About the calculus for the project
Parent article: A tempest in a toybox
You're claiming that my new project might be considered an infringement facilitator AGAINST MY OLD PROJECT, and that stopping the lawsuits I _started_ might somehow legally do... something?
Oh yea. Absolutely. This is what this lawsuit is all about. Oracle even explicitly claimed that the fact that the very same people are working on Dalvik that worked on Java decades ago increases Google's liability. Or perhaps you live in some other world where such things never happen?
Your honestly believe that the legal system can and should forbid people from doing new things that compete with (and obsolete) their own previous work?
That's different question. I know that the legal system can and does forbid people from doing new things that compete with their own previous work. I'm not saying it's good thing - that's another thing entirely.
And you take this position in defense of "freedom", as defined by the FSF?
Law exist without FSF's freedom. Government changes it, not FSF.
I've pointed that what you are doing is probably illegal and that you can be sued for doing it in the future. This is almost certainly true. But I'm not saying that this is what FSF should do. Just because you can sue someone does not mean you should. That's different story altogether.
I ask seriously: are you crazy? Do you need some kind of diagnosis and treatment?
Me? I'm absolutely sane. The copyright world is crazy - but sadly I don't know how to cure it.
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