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Re: Zonker on Open Source licenses ..

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Zonker on Open Source licenses ..
Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2009 14:45:02 -0500
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Rjack wrote:
The SFLC pleaded the GPL license

The SFLC explained that code was licensed only under the
GPL, which requires that sources be properly distributed,
and in no other way. They further explain that since the
defendants were not distributing sources properly, they
are not distributing under the only permitted license, and
so are violating the copyrights of the rights holders.

This is exactly the approach the FSF has taken for years;
acceptance of the GPL isn't something pressed upon defendants
by plaintiffs, it is a defense that defendants can assert in
response to a claim of copyright violation.

Whence they settle and make sources available.

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