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Posted Mar 10, 2011 1:40 UTC (Thu) by branden (guest, #7029)
In reply to: bash by airlied
Parent article: Red Hat and the GPL

To further clarify:

1) The FSF really is the sole copyright holder in bash. I've reviewed its source code many times.

2) The double standard of which you complain is established by Title 17 of the United States Code. Copyright holders enjoy exclusive rights. That's just the way it is.

We could discuss reforming copyright law to be more equitable, but that's out of scope for this thread even by my freeweheeling assessment.

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