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Comment Re:Before you do it (Score 1) 1186

Thank you for completely missing the point.

there are always values for A and B for any C and viceversa for any A and B there is always a value of C.

Yes, but thene you would be assigning specific values of a, b, and c.

You can only say that "a^2+b^2=c^2" is a theorem if it holds for all a, b, and c. (e.g. "a^2-b^2 = (a+b)(a-b)" holds for all values of a and b). Otherwise, you need to define what a, b, and c you are talking about in order to have a complete theorem.

Comment Re:v2? why not v3? (Score 1) 218

In order to install the files onto a customer's machine, I have to copy the files onto their machine, and so yes, I am distributing it. If I install both Moodle, and Microsoft's plugin, then I am distributing them as a combined work.

If you want to assume that Microsoft won't sue you, then that's up to you. Companies usually do not have the luxury of saying "oh, let's just cross our fingers and hope they don't sue". Companies have to play it safe. Besides, it's not just Microsoft who can sue, but also any of the many copyright holders of Moodle, plus any of the authors of the additional plugins that I happen to also install on the customer's machine.

Comment Re:v2? why not v3? (Score 1) 218

Yes, well, the problem is that there are people who would want to distribute Moodle along with a set of plugins. Aside from the fact that this plugin can never, say, make it into any Linux distribution, there are many companies that do Moodle support, installation, etc. The licensing issue would make this a non-starter for them. So yes, it is an issue.

Comment Re:v2? why not v3? (Score 1) 218

In fact, it would be stupid on their part to release source code to work with programs under incompatible license terms which would disallow anyone from legitimately being able to distribute it.

And yet, that's exactly what Microsoft did. Moodle is switching to GPLv3, and Microsoft's plugin is GPLv2 only.

Comment Re:Not contribution; use (Score 3, Informative) 218

Actually, the original software (Moodle) is moving to GPLv3, while Microsoft has released their plugin under GPLv2 only which makes it impossible for anyone to legally distribute Moodle with Microsoft's plugin. Not only that, but Moodle had previously be licensed under GPLv2 or later, so using a GPLv3 plugin was always fine. So it would have been better if Microsoft had used GPLv3 instead.

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