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

From: thufir
Subject: Re: SFLC's GPL court enforcement -- track record
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 15:46:25 GMT
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On Wed, 23 Jul 2008 08:11:33 +0200, David Kastrup wrote:

> Yes, but it is not a right of the buyer, but a right of the copyright
> owner that this happens.  So the buyer can't sue, he can just notify the
> copyright owner.  If the copyright owner can't be bothered, the buyer is
> pretty much out of options.
> That is the reason that the FSF wants copyright assignments to
> contributions for important GNU software.

Wouldn't the buyer notify either the retailer, or, preferably, the 
manufacturer?  Might there not be multiple copyright owners?  I don't see 
why their participation is required, it's between the buyer and the 
manufacturer.  The manufacturer is distributing binaries, so must make 
the source available to its customers.


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