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Re: softwarecombinations paper again Re: LGPL vs. GPL

From: Ciaran O'Riordan
Subject: Re: softwarecombinations paper again Re: LGPL vs. GPL
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 18:45:09 +0100
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:
> Companies are ignoring the
> GPL left and right altogether.

None of them are using that paper to claim that their actions are ok, so
this new point doesn't prove your old point.

The current level of violations is only overwhelming the GPL enforcers only
because the number of GPL enforcers is, approximately, three.  That was one
a few years ago, and it'll be ten in a few year's time.  The problem's rate
of growth is under control.

If violators thought the GPL wasn't valid, they would violate it flagrantly.
But they don't.  They violate it quietly, either because they don't know or
because they're hoping no one will see their violation.  Again, a glance at
reality shows your theories can't be true.  Back to the drawing board, Alex.

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