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Re: Recommendation for a CL data structures library

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Recommendation for a CL data structures library
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:12:25 -0000

David Kastrup wrote:
> The GPL is not preempted by any law, since a law can't "preempt" a
> permission.  It _is_ unenforceable and states so itself: the licensee
> _retains_ the option to use it or ignore it, at will.  However,
> _copyright_ is enforceable under _state_ law.  If you want to make use
> of the GPL in order _not_ to be liable to state law for certain uses of
> the copyrighted material, you have to adhere to the conditions of the
> GPL.  In that case, your compliance with the GPL's conditions will be
> held to pretty much the same standards as contract law, with some
> exceptions pertaining to the difference between licenses and contracts.

Hey dak,



P.S. "Every computer program in the world, BusyBox included, exceeds the
originality standards required by copyright law."

Hyman Rosen <> The Silliest GPL 'Advocate'

P.P.S. "Of course correlation implies causation! Without this 
fundamental principle, no science would ever make any progress."

Hyman Rosen <> The Silliest GPL 'Advocate'

(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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