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    Please, dear hacker friends, understand: This is the result of a blind adherence to a general policy of adding copyright notices to all programs. Not an absurdity of copyright law.

    There are plenty of absurdities in copyright law. But I don’t think this stems from any of them.

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      This was an enjoyable light hearted coffee time read. To me there is a deep / fun question - can you copyright the absence of something? And apropos of true, there’s false, which has my favourite program description ever:

      false: does nothing, unsuccessfully

      That’s tshirt-ready right there.

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      1. The /bin/true Command and Copyright (2009?) via strugee 4 years ago | 3 points | 3 comments