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Re: What is source ?


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: What is source ?
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 10:25:38 +0200

Tim Smith wrote:
> 
> In article <address@hidden>, David Kastrup wrote:
> > Competitors might try to sue for misleading advertising, but that's about
> > it.  There are no warranties, implied or otherwise, coming with GPLed
> > software.  The only person who has standing to sue for non-compliance is
> > the copyright holder himself.  As a recipient of misleadingly
> > GPL-labelled, or incomplete software, you can't sue your source for
> > compliance.  You can only report this to the copyright holder, and he
> > might consider action.
> 
> Well, there will be no cause of action under copyright law, but there might
> be under contract.  

In dak's damaged brain there is no contract/promises made by (initial) 
GPL licensor that GPL licensees and subsequent GPL (sub)licensors can 
rely on to fulfill their GPL obligations. He's a clinical case.

regards,
alexander.


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