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Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code

From: Martin Dickopp
Subject: Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 01:32:59 +0200
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Stefaan A Eeckels <> writes:

> It doesn't matter that the FSF, or anyone else, has different
> interpretations of what constitutes a derivative work. 
> In case of differences of opinion, the only things that matter
> are:
> 1. Are you sufficiently convinced of your position
>    to go to court.
> [...]

Well, the problem is that Alexander states his interpretation in reply
to people who ask questions about the GPL here.  That wouldn't do any
harm if he clearly said that it is just an opinion from a non-lawyer and
for that matter an isolated opinion that everybody else disagrees with.
However, he states his interpretation as if it were a definitive fact.

So in the end, it might not be Alexander who finds himself in a
difficult position in court, but some unsuspecting individual who
followed his "advice".


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