"It's nice to know someone is reading my column. According to
some of your letters, it seems my recent column on the GPL touched
a nerve. To my critics who referred to me by names other than Phil,
I can only respond with an equally mature 'Same to you!' For those
who prefer a more reasoned discussion, please allow me to devote
this week's column to answering some of your criticism.
"For starters, this is an opinion column. It is based on my
opinion as an intellectual property attorney with considerable
experience. My column on the GPL 2.0 was a product review, not an
attack on the GPL itself--and anyway, it was mostly
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