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Re: Using non-GPL libraries in a GPL program

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Using non-GPL libraries in a GPL program
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 23:27:26 +0200
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rjack <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> Their track record in court is quite better than Terekhov's predictions.
>> Moglen is paid by Columbia University to teach law.  Nobody gives a dime
>> for Terekhov's legal advice.
> Their track record in court, as plaintiffs, is absolutely impressive:
> 1. Voluntary Dismissal Without Prejudice.
> 2. Voluntary Dismissal Without Prejudice.
> 3. Voluntary Dismissal Without Prejudice.
> 4. Voluntary Dismissal With Prejudice.

You are forgetting that the defendant decided to come into compliance.
And they are not in it for damages (hard to press for something which is
usually given away at cost).  So what would be the point to continue?

> Anyone out there understand the legal ramifications of a plaintiff's
> "Voluntary Dismissal With Prejudice"?

That they can't bring the identical case a second time.  Why would they,
when they got an agreement to compliance?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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