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Re: More FSF hypocrisy


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: More FSF hypocrisy
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 22:30:46 +0100

"Hyman Rosen" <address@hidden> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:address@hidden
Alexander Terekhov wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doctrine_of_the_General_Talking_Pictures_Case http://opensource.org/docs/osd
No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor

So what? The GTP case demonstrates that rights holders may establish
limits through clearly expressed licenses. That the limits there are
scope-of-use and the GPL's are source-with-distribution doesn't mean
that the general principle is different.

Licensee's obligation to provide distributees with access to source code has nothing to do with scope-of-use limitations and conditions precedent. Such provision creates contractual right entitling distributees to have access to source code. Breaching that provision (denying that contractual right) doesn't infringe licensor's exclusive rights under the copyright law.

regards,
alexander.

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