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The GPL dream continues

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: The GPL dream continues
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 08:39:20 -0400
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Sun has released more Java software (the lightweight UI toolkit)
under the GPLv2, with the classpath exception. It should be
abundantly clear at this point that industry regards the GPL and
other such licenses to be valid as written, whether or not the
law would actually hold that way should they be disputed.

If it should turn out that the courts do not uphold the validity
of these licenses (which, given the JMRI case, appears unlikely),
then I believe you could shortly thereafter expect congress to
change copyright law to make them valid. After all, agencies of
the U.S. government itself distribute software under the GPL:

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