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Re: GPL upheld on appeal in France

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GPL upheld on appeal in France
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 17:01:38 +0200
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Rjack <> writes:

> John Hasler wrote:
>> David Kastrup writes:
>>> It would not seem like a particularly important "victory".
>> I think it is an obvious and predictable victory, but still an
>> important one as it has a court establishing that the GPL is _not_
>> the same as public domain. This is obvious, but many trolls have
>> asserted that it is so loudly and so frequently for so many years
>> that they have actually convinced many members of the public.
> Wow, I an unaware of those loud and frequent "troll" arguments
> claiming that GPL licensed code is public domain. Could you provide
> links to some of those arguments?

Easy enough using Google groups search.

For example, try

Message-Id: <>

from a certain "Rjack" troll.

I quote:

> I couldn't agree more about distributing illegally and violateing an 
> *enforceable* copyright license.
> An illegal toilet-paper license like the GPL is a whole 'nuther
> story. An now for the rest of the story. . .

David Kastrup

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