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Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 14:55:38 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> The GPL applies to those cases where copyright law says the licence
> applies.
> Simple as that.  It might mean different things in different
> countries, but at least in the U.S., there is a pretty broad consensus
> among legal practitioners what it means.


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The language of the GPL is opaque and it has many ambiguities: it 
does not establish a governing law, the scope of "derivative works" 
that are governed by the GPL is unclear and the legal effect of the 
FAQ (which are not part of the license itself) is uncertain. 




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