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Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs

From: Rui Miguel Seabra
Subject: Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2004 14:51:22 +0100

On Fri, 2004-07-09 at 11:20 +0200, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> All that propagandistic brouhaha about "settlements" is the sign 
> of weakness, not strength. Show me the papers and we can talk then. 
> Given the FSF's reaction ("We will not betray our legally protected 
> confidences, particularly when they relate to our work upholding 
> the integrity of the GPL") to SCO's subpoena, I don't think that 
> the real facts are in your favor.

*cof* Wise men don't need to go to court. They can reach an
understanding. Someone who has bad intentions is not wise.

> >          except for that court order _in favour_, on one of the recent
> > netfilter cases, I wonder why...
> Research it, stupid. The court basically said "ok, taking for 
> granted what you're saying, we'll issue prohibitive [unless...] 
> order against Sitecom [that Sitecom can first object and then 
> appeal] *limited in scope to your netfilter code*". If anything, 
> it proves that the FSF's crappy theory has no legs to stand on 
> in court of law. 

No. Justice in Europe is a bit slower than in the USA, that's why you
have court orders to help prevent the potential damage.

It is totally to the judge's reasoning to decide which side *could* be
right on a first look basis, and then decide wether to issue a court

I'd like to believe judges don't do this lightheaded, but your mileage
might vary 'lex, since you seem to show much contempt against so many
judges by painting them as drunken, and such.


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