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Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?

From: Rjack
Subject: Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 16:01:22 -0500
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Hyman Rosen wrote:
Rjack wrote:
However, implicit in a nonexclusive license

Yawn. Go ahead and bang that drum as loudly as you want.
So far the only time a court tried to use that to prevent
enforcement of an open source license, it got overturned.

"Whether this constitutes a gratuitous license or one for a
reasonable compensation must, of course, depend upon the
circumstances; but the relation between the parties thereafter in
respect of any suit brought must be held to be contractual, and not
an unlawful invasion of the rights of the owner"; De Forest Radio
Tel. Co. v. United States, 273 U.S. 236 (1927)

"[U]nless we wish anarchy to prevail within the federal judicial
system, a precedent of this Court must be followed by the lower
federal courts no matter how misguided the judges of those courts
may think it to be."; HUTTO v. DAVIS, 454 U.S. 370 (1982)

He. He.

Rjack :)

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