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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 00:20:47 +0100

Sáb, 2007-05-26 às 20:59 +0200, David Kastrup escreveu:
> Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > Sonny! Uncle Hasler has spoken!
> >
> > John Hasler wrote:
> >> 
> >> David Kastrup writes:
> >> > 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.
> >> 
> >> Well, the doofuses at SCO claimed GPLv2 was "unconstitutional".  The phrase
> >> "illegal document" doesn't make a whole lot of sense, though, at least
> >> under US law.
> >
> > http://supreme.justia.com/us/38/157/case.html
> >
> > "a void, useless, and illegal document"
> 
> I should hope that you can come up with something better than a
> verdict from 1839: one has to suspect that the formal use of certain
> terms in the legal profession might have evolved somewhat in the last
> 168 years.  Even then, the word "illegal" in this passage of the
> verdict is not employed in a formal sense but as part of a rhetorical
> figure.

Specially because they were talking about fake insurance contracts and
not of copyright licenses.

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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