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Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- Eben Moglen predicts broad embrace of GPL


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- Eben Moglen predicts broad embrace of GPL 3
Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 19:56:35 +0200
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rjack <address@hidden> writes:

> I suspect one reason Eben Moglen is leaving the Free Software
> Foundation prior to official adoption of the GPL3 is due to concerns
> about it's illegality. A suit against the FSF for the above cited
> reasons could have consequences for Moglen's professional standing
> as an attorney. Deliberatly crafting an illegal document with intent
> is risky professional behavior. I wouldn't be too surprised if other
> blowhards abandon the GPL3 ship before it sinks.

An "illegal document"?  Well, I've heard quite a few weird attacks on
the GPL, but this is the first time I see someone suspecting it to be
pornography or similar.  Anyway, since it is a license, not a
contract, it is to be used only between consenting adults.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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