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Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 16:21:21 -0400
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Rjack wrote:
Filthy, filthy capitalism banished!

GPLed source code is the product of both voluntary and
paid contributors. If vendors of non-free software find
it difficult to compete with free software, too bad for
them. Capitalism and the free market do not guarantee
success or rewards.

they would have let their *first* Monsoon suit proceed
> to trial

Proceeding to trial is possible only when both parties
wish to continue their dispute. Otherwise cases are settled.
In the various cases filed by the SFLC the defendants chose
to comply with the GPL, and so there was no longer any issue
to take to trial. Courts don't hear cases just for fun, or
just to see what would have happened.

The resulting publicity of an ENFORCABLE GPL

The JMRI appeal's publicity of an enforceable artistic
license doesn't seem to have dampened your enthusiasm or
changed any of your rhetoric.

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