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Re: SFLC's GPL court enforcement -- track record

From: Linonut
Subject: Re: SFLC's GPL court enforcement -- track record
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 13:49:51 -0400
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* Hyman Rosen peremptorily fired off this memo:

> rjack wrote:
>> Every time (with 100% correlation) when the S.F.L.C. files a plaintiff's 
>> GPL case in the S.D.N.Y., this action causes the plaintiff to voluntarily 
>> dismiss his pointless lawsuit without the court ever reviewing the legal
> > status of the GPL or any of plaintiff's copyright claims.
>> In the last three years, Moglen and Ravicher together have received over
>> $1,000,000 in compensation from public charitable contributions as S.F.L.C.
>> officers.

Wow, $170K/year.  Not a bad salary.

Unless you compare it to, say, Gates and Ballmer.

> So everyone involved, except for the code grabbers, is happy.
> GPLed sources are made available, code grabbers are chastened,
> attorneys are paid. I guess you're unhappy too, but that's just
> an extra bonus.

Of course he's happy, he don't get jack.

Cold, adj.:
        When the politicians walk around with their hands in their own pockets.

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