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Re: Fw: [FSF] FSF Settles Suit Against Cisco


From: Ciaran O'Riordan
Subject: Re: Fw: [FSF] FSF Settles Suit Against Cisco
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 21:03:07 +0100
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Rjack <address@hidden> writes:
> The case was dismissed WITH PREJUDICE against the FSF.

Wait a minute.  Did the court dismiss it IN ALL CAPS!!!! Well that changes
things.

But seriously, "with prejudice" is a legal term with whatever range of
meanings in the USA.  I don't know all the range of meanings, and most/all
people on this list don't know all the range of meanings, but we see from
today's announcement that FSF was clearly in a very strong position.  So, as
nasty as "dismissed with prejudice" sounds, we now know that it's just a
legal term, it seems it's legal meaning is actually quite tame.

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