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Re: Using non-GPL libraries in a GPL program


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Using non-GPL libraries in a GPL program
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 09:29:24 +0200
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rjack <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard Tobin wrote:
>
>>> 1. Voluntary Dismissal Without Prejudice. 2. Voluntary Dismissal
>>> Without Prejudice. 3. Voluntary Dismissal Without Prejudice. 4.
>>> Voluntary Dismissal With Prejudice.
>
>> Yes.  In each case, the defendant gave in and did what was required
>> by the GPL.
>
> In each case, the plaintiffs dismissed before the Court could even
> read the text of the GPL... it was that or pay the defendants'
> attorney fees and court costs.
>
> In the Verizon case, Verizon kicked their butt out of court and forced
> them to give up the right to file their silly GPL claims against
> Verizon ever again.

Uh what?
<URL:http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/linux/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=206904096>

    "As part of the settlement announced Monday, Verizon (NYSE: VZ)
    subcontractor Actiontec Electronics must pay an undisclosed sum to
    developers Erick Andersen and Rob Landley. It must also appoint an
    internal officer to ensure that it's in compliance with licenses
    governing the open source software it uses. "

As long as Verizon stays in compliance with the settlement terms, yes,
the court will not hear the case again.

So what?

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David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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