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Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?

From: Rahul Dhesi
Subject: Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 23:50:39 +0000 (UTC)
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Rjack <> writes:

>> Don't let Rjack sidetrack you. He revealed his ignorance of the legal
>> system when he quoted the seventh circuit as if it were a fact-finding
>> court. It's not. Only the lower courts do any fact-finding. 

>Sorry Rahul but you're showing your ignorance on your shirt sleeve. 
>An appellate court always *summarizes* the facts as presented by the 
>certified record of the district court below.

Notice the clever out-of-context quote. And no ellipses or any
other indication that he omitted a critical part, which was:

"And even then, their factual determinations bind only the poeple
involved in the lawsuit, and nobody else."

Rjack seems to think that everything that a court of appeal says must be
objectively true.

Rjack is mistaken.

The courts do not do objective research the way sientists do. The courts
simply decide which of two parties (in a civil case) made a better

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