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Re: license issue: calling a GPLv2 library

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: license issue: calling a GPLv2 library
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 20:22:53 +0200

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> Acceptance...
>         Only the GNU GPL authorizes the right to make copies and
>         distribute them. If you do not accept the terms you can't
>         distribute them because copyright forbids it.
> Unlawful contracts...
>         The GNU GPL is not a contract but a copyright license.
> Copyright misuse...
>         Seems every judge who had to take a look at the GNU GPL up until
>         now doesn't agree with you Alex...
> Antitrust violation...
>         By nature it is impossible to make an "antitrust" violation with
>         GPL'ed software since it creates a levelled playground. Everyone
>         shares the same rights, and as such competitivity is done at at
>         another level.
>   ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bwahahahah. You're hopeless. BTW, you seem to forgot that Professor Dr. 
Thomas Hoeren (Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute) is 
Appellate Judge (Court of Appeal of Dusseldorf, Copyright Senate).


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