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Re: GPL Software Gold Standard

From: Martin Dickopp
Subject: Re: GPL Software Gold Standard
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 11:30:00 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> PrussianSnow wrote:
> [...]
>> Anyone with some legal knowledge care to comment on the possibility?
> The only thing that the GPL is "incompatible" with is the GPL 
> itself. FSF's "GPL incompatibility" claims are barred by the 
> doctrine of copyright misuse and the doctrine of first sale. 
> The GPL states it clearly that copies and derivative works 
> must be distributed under the terms of the GPL and only the 
> GPL. It just can't restrict anything else. The FSF theory of 
> derivative works is total crap, however.

Since you explicitly reply to a request for legal knowledge, I have to
ask what the basis of your legal knowledge is: Are you a certified
lawer, and if so, for which jurisdiction(s) are you certified?  Is the
above text legal advice, and if so, in which jurisdiction(s) is it


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