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Re: Open source licenses upheld

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Open source licenses upheld
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 14:56:03 +0200

Hyman Rosen wrote:
> The results of the JMRI appeal are in, and the court has held that
> open source licenses, including the Artistic License, are valid
> copyright limitations, and violations of those conditions provide
> grounds for suing for infringement.
> So there, rjack and Terekhov! :-)
> <>

Drunken self-contradictory idiots. 

"If a downloader does not assent to these conditions stated in the
COPYING file, he is instructed..."

One doesn't assent to conditions precedent. One assents to covenants
(contractual restrictions). And breach of covenants doesn't create
copyright liability.

Utter bullshit ruling.


"Copyright license -> Copyright law
 Contract -> Contract law

             -- mini-RMS <>

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