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Re: [News] SFLC Responds to Copyright Misconceptions, Presents MoglenT

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: [News] SFLC Responds to Copyright Misconceptions, Presents MoglenTalk
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 21:57:37 +0100

Hyman Rosen wrote:
> settlement is reached, so that the defendants can be
> confident that the plaintiffs will not attempt to
> re-litigate the issue.

"LAS VEGAS -- I just got out of a Q&A session with Verizon
Communications President and COO Denny Strigl and being an open source
guy I asked Strigl about open source. Specifically I asked what role
does open source play at Verizon now, especially in light of the recent
SFLC lawsuit against Verizon on GPL infringement.

Strigl looked at me with a blank face and asked me to repeat my
question. He was completely clueless.

He then asked one of his PR people to answer, and they too were

In December of 2007 the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) filed its GPL
lawsuit, whichwas settled in March of this year. The win was hailed as a
victory for open source by the SFLC and others.

Apparently though open source types (like myself) thought the Verizon
thing was a big deal, it apparently never..."


P.S. "It is just like a suit to enforce a copyright license, which
arises under state law rather than under the Copyright Act. "

Hyman's lovin'

P.P.S. "the registered work is a compilation"

Hyman's lovin'

(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can 
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards 
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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