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Re: Another GPL violation settled

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Another GPL violation settled
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 09:33:03 -0400
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Florian Weimer wrote:
How has the GPL helped to create more free software
> in this case?

It hasn't. But just as in any other case of copyright
infringement, the authors have the exclusive right to
control copying and distribution, and can demand that
infringement be brought to a halt.

Authors who distribute under the GPL have already done
their part to create more free software. Stopping code
grabbers from using their work in non-free products is
the second part - if the grabbers won't produce free
software, they will at least be forced to pay for non-
free replacements.

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