[nycbug-talk] gpl on /.

Marc Spitzer mspitzer
Sat Oct 1 13:42:18 EDT 2005

On 10/1/05, Marco Scoffier <marco at metm.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 01, 2005 at 01:20:04AM -0400, Marc Spitzer wrote:
> >think of it as the difference between a locked door and a locked door
> >with the key taped to it.
> >
> Wrong.
> It is equivalent to making the plans for how the lock was made publicly
> available.  The key is not made public.
> You are are full of confusing and downright faulty analogies.

The funny thing about analogies is that they are *all* wrong by
definition, one of my favorite's is 22/7.

Now would you have preferred a paper sack full of keys, exploits, to a
number of doors, that may or may not lead to different places, db
access or shell account or nothing useful,  more pedantic stuff

And yes the first guy to figure it out will need to have some skill to
do it, but the first guy he tells, or gives a canned exploit to, does


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