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Re: LGPL reverse engineering clause & Java

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: LGPL reverse engineering clause & Java
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2004 14:56:56 +0100
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
> [...]
>> If multibillion companies are not eager to have their legal
>> departments convulsed with laughter about this joke, ...
> We'll see how much of the GPL will survive SCO vs IBM lawsuit.

Which, according to the plaintiff itself, is a contract issue and thus
not at all relevant to the GPL.

For the counterclaim of IBM against SCO the GPL might be considered
marginally relevant.  However, in stark contrast to its public
statements, SCO's legal defense here very much avoids talking about
issues particular to the GPL.

> Go read SCO's latest court filing.

Which of the hundreds?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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