Subject: Re: (OT) - NOT A Major Blow to Copyleft Theory
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 08:48:22 -0800

Quoting Matthew Flaschen (
[Terenkov snipped]
> Well, that settles it.  Clearly, if you performed an act, and your house 
> was not immediately swarmed by SWAT, that act must be legal.

There are companies that don't give a damn in general about unauthorised
redistribution of its freely downloadable proprietary software (such as
Microsoft Corp.), and ones that will rabidly enforce copyright on such
items at the drop of a hat.  My impression is that Adobe Systems is
bannerman for the latter squad.

And no, this doesn't concern OSI other than in a noise-reduction sense.