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Re: GPL 2(b) HUH?

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: GPL 2(b) HUH?
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 18:26:45 -0400
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Rahul Dhesi wrote:
I think a court trying to rule in an unsettled area of law might well
pay attention to public policy considerations of the type that the CAFC
addressed in the JMRI case, i.e., how best to allow authors of GPL
software to achieve their goals within the letter and spirit of existing
copyright law.

But that involved actual copying and distribution of software
licensed under the Artistic License. You'll have a much tougher
time convincing a court that dynamic linking is anything like

Copyright is what it is, not what you want it to be, unless
what you want it to be is what it is.

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