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From: RJack
Subject: Re: SFLC is SOL
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:08:58 -0000
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Hyman Rosen wrote:
On 3/16/2010 12:03 PM, RJack wrote:
That's a really brilliant tautology. "If I never use the GPL then
the Supreme Court ruling doesn't apply"! Clever. Really clever.

If you choose not to avail yourself of the permissions granted by the
GPL, then you are not bound by it. The Supreme Court says that a
contract cannot bind a non-party. Both of these things are simultaneously true. You seem very confused. Certainly if you choose
to accept the permissions of the GPL then you license the covered
work at no charge to all third parties under the GPL,

In defiance of the Supreme Court ruling.

but that does not bind the third parties to anything unless they too choose to accept the permissions of the GPL.

If they are not bound then you haven't *caused* "all third parties to
be licensed" (which is impossible anyway) and thus have not satisfied
the GPL requirements.

RJack :)

Only in the land of GNU can you have your cake and eat it too.

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