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Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code
Date: 21 Jun 2004 11:24:32 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
> [...]
> > As you can see with the SCO/IBM court case, 
> >                                             even ridiculously far more
> > extended claims of derivation and copyright don't get thrown out of
> > court.
> It just takes some time.

The trial is scheduled for the end of next year.  "Some time" indeed.
And it takes wagonloads of lawyers which not everybody has at his
disposition.  If the situation were like you always claim, this case
would not have made it to court in the first place.

> And, BTW,
> "Tenth Defense: SCO's claims are barred by the doctrine of copyright 
>  misuse." 

Well, you know the difference between "defense" and "verdict", right?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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