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Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?

From: Rahul Dhesi
Subject: Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 22:27:18 +0000 (UTC)
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Rjack <> writes:

[ A whole bunnch of useless out-of-context quotes, some without
citations, and all without public links ]

And then:

>So why do folks *start off* with the assumption that legal gibberish 
>like the GPL is enforceable? This abandonment of reason by so many
>people is truly baffling.

Actually I don't think they started with that assumption. In the
eighties, when the GPL was first created, many people had real doubts.
However, now, some decades later, it has become that the GPL can be
easily enforced, for the simple reason that no plaintiff has ever
defeated it, though many have wished they could.

You might recall the SCO guy loudly claiming that the GPL violated the
constitution. His company is now in bankruptcy court.

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