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PJ comes to her senses -- finally

From: Rjack
Subject: PJ comes to her senses -- finally
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 20:07:34 -0500
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Over at Groklaw, Pammy Jo has finally come to her senses and admitted that an idiot plaintiff like SCO can't attempt to license code under the GPL to the general public and then later sue that purported class of licensees for copyright infringement. She refers to Eben Moglen's comment:

"From the moment that SCO distributed that code under the GNU General
Public License, they would have given everybody in the world the right
to copy, modify and distribute that code freely," he said. "From the
moment SCO distributed the Linux kernel under GPL, they licensed the
use. Always. That's what our license says."

To see her admit that a GPL plaintiff cannot release code under a
non-enforceable license like the GPL and then evade the consequences
of promissory estoppel claims by a defendant is a breath of fresh air.


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