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Re: As the GPL fades

From: RJack
Subject: Re: As the GPL fades
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2010 13:57:11 -0500
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Hyman Rosen wrote:
On 2/5/2010 1:02 PM, RJack wrote:
The SFLC filed seven consecutive BusyBox lawsuits without the
 > underlying works being registered with the U.S. Copyright Office
 > -- this fact rendered those frivolous lawsuits without standing
 > to be heard by a federal court:

And yet, in every single case filed by the SFLC, the defendants
decided to come into compliance with the GPL. Perhaps they know
something that you choose to ignore.

I predict the SFLC can prevent the legal interpretation of the
 > GPL by a federal court for another twenty years.

Federal courts will never need to interpret the GPL, because its
meaning is straightforward and its terms are easily honored.  In
the various cases filed by the SFLC, the problem has been laziness,
not deliberate lack of compliance. Once the defendant's attention
is focused by a lawsuit, compliance quickly follows.

"The Captain's scared them out of the water!" -- again. ROFL

Large companies such as Microsoft understand that the GPL is a valid
license whose terms must be honored. That is why they are careful to
avoid it if they wish not to be bound by its terms:

RJack :)

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