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Re: Circumventing the GPL

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: Circumventing the GPL
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 19:14:01 -0500
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I wrote:
>  It also means that B is free to sell or give the software, source
> and all, to anyone, including A's customers.

Hyman writes:
> But A and B can enter into an arrangement where B will agree not to do
> this, perhaps with A paying B for this.

The sale is then no longer an arms-length transaction.  A US Federal judge
will see right through the subterfuge and tell A that it is a distributor.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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