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Re: LGPL reverse engineering clause & Java

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: LGPL reverse engineering clause & Java
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2004 20:38:01 +0100

Stefan Monnier wrote:
> Right, now I wish you good luck arguing this in court where the judges have
> to *interpret* the law, which includes pesky details like "intent".

The meaning and intent of the 17 USC 109 is quite clear. 

"Discrimination against proprietary software" won't work under it.

<quote author=Stallman>

In the GNU Project, discrimination against proprietary software is 
not just a policy -- it's the principle and the purpose. Proprietary 
software is fundamentally unjust and wrong, so when we have the 
opportunity to place it at a disadvantage, that is a good thing.
The GNU Project policy, in GNOME as in the rest of the GNU Project, 
is to release libraries under the GPL, except when there's a special 
benefit *to our goal* from doing otherwise for some particular 



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