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Re: Attorney fees

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Attorney fees
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2008 16:31:17 +0200

Tim Smith wrote:
> Assume P sues D for copyright violation, over software that P makes
> available under a free software license.  What could P ask for in
> monetary damages?

Copyright violation just can't seriously come into play regarding
software available under a "free" software license. The license scope is
unlimited. And even if you effectively terminate the license ("automatic
termination" won't fly) there's nothing preventing D from becoming a
licensee party once again (and again, and again, ...) at the moment of
effective termination of the previous transaction (the license is
offered to the general public). 


(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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