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


From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
Subject: Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- Eben Moglen predicts broad embrace of GPL 3
Date: Sun, 27 May 2007 00:18:07 +0100

Sáb, 2007-05-26 às 19:56 +0200, David Kastrup escreveu:
> 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.

Two words for you: First Amendment

Not even pornography is illegal, check out Larry Flint's troubles with
Flint vs USA on Hustler's, largely popularized by a recent film.

Rui

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+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?

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