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Re: Looking for an open source license..

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Looking for an open source license..
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 14:38:23 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> Lasse Reichstein Nielsen wrote:
> [...]
>> Hardly. No GPL licensed software is being distributed with further
>> restrictions.
> Or dear. How much will you pay me for a CD full of GPL'd binaries
> (and no source code at all) which I'm going to distribute to you 
> under contractual agreement imposing forbearance from exercising 
> the rights granted to you under the GPL by the copyright owners?
> 17 USC 109, aka "first sale" (also known as doctrine of copyright 
> exhaustion in Europe), dear.
> It's just amazing how many folks are being brainwashed by the FSF.

Which includes the courts and legal departments of big companies (who
settle rather than getting dragged to court).

Cf. <URL:> for examples.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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