Subject: Re: Plan 9 license
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 09:12:21 -0700

begin Rod Dixon, J.D., LL.M. quotation:

> ...Instead, [Eric Raymond] was, apparently, responding to the
> plaintiff's inaccurate characterization that the open source movement
> supports copyright infringement. In this respect, his use of the term
> makes sense and is correct. (Merriam Webster's Dictionary:  piracy -
> "the unauthorized use of another's production, invention, or
> conception esp. in infringement of a copyright")

You appear to have ignored Mr. Stallman's point:  Citing one numbered
item from a dictionary definition disregards the neighbouring numbered 
items for the same word and, more to the point, the _connotations_
(i.e., Stallman's point about "the moral equivalent of attacking a

There are other equally usable terms that do not carry the same
polemical associations with evil and violence.  "Bootlegging" comes
readily to mind.

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