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Re: Extending/Redesigning GPL code into LGPL lib: possible?

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Extending/Redesigning GPL code into LGPL lib: possible?
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2006 16:10:31 +0100

GNUtian John Hasler wrote:
> The license is a unilateral grant from you to others.  It does not
> bind you in any way.

Only in the GNU Republic. Outside the GNU Republic, IP licenses are 
contracts that bind licensors not to sue licensees for IP infringement.
And licensees are "bound" by license conditions and covenants. Except
that the contract laws recognize a concept called "efficient breach" 
which encourages breach of a contract if it's economically efficient 
to do so. Compliance with a contract is almost always voluntary -- if
you choose not to comply, then you don't have to. You merely have to 
compensate the non-breaching party for his expectancy interest.


This posting sort of infringes the copyright of PTravel. Or not.

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