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Re: Another GPL violation settled

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Another GPL violation settled
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 17:11:40 -0400
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Rjack wrote:
It is amazing how warped Freetards minds are when it comes to
imagining GPL "legal" victories.

It's not precisely a legal victory. It's merely putting a stop
to a copyright infringement.

Anyone who is neither blind nor an idiot understands that "... the
Nintendo Wii SDK explicitly prohibits the use of open source software
..." means exactly what it says. GPL, BSD, Apache, Artistic license or
any other open source code is explicitly prohibited. The only power
of the GPL is its ever present stench of bullshit.

No. GPLed code was incorporated into a program which was then
distributed without honoring the license. Since the distributors
are bound by another agreement not to honor the GPL, as a result
they may not distribute the program at all, and that is precisely
what they acknowledge and agree to do. That is the power of the
GPL - software covered by it cannot be incorporated into non-free

This case is another example of the GPL working as intended.

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