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Re: The SFLC dismissals should be coming soon

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: The SFLC dismissals should be coming soon
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 16:00:40 +0100
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Rex Ballard <> writes:

> On Feb 12, 7:13 am, RJack <> wrote:
>> SFLC voluntary dismissals should be coming soon in Best Buy et. al.
>> case.
>> The SFLC cannot risk a judge actually interpreting the GPL license.
>> The court would read the covenants in the GPL contract which Eben
>> Moglen claims are "conditions" and quickly file the license in the
>> court's little round filing bin -- if he didn't die laughing first.
> The GPL license is just another copyright license.

"just another" is somewhat misleading in that most "copyright licenses"
for software nowadays purport to be contracts of one kind or another
rather than mere licenses: shrinkwrap or clickthrough.

David Kastrup

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