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Re: IBM's appellee brief in Wallace case

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: IBM's appellee brief in Wallace case
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 12:22:23 +0200

Alabama Petrofsky wrote:
> The existence of so many distributors of GPL software other than the 
> three defendants named here also raises serious questions whether the 
> injunction plaintiff seeks could be effective in preventing the use 
> of the Linux operating system, as those not a party to this case would 
> clearly not be bound by any such injunction.

It appears that defendants are beginning to realize that the [L]GPL 
code base is going to stay in quasi public domain (penalty for IPR 
misuse until misuse is purged) for quite some time, if not forever 
(until IPR expiration and entrance into real public domain).


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