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Re: SFLC stipulated dismissal of Comtrend without any settlement


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: SFLC stipulated dismissal of Comtrend without any settlement
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:14:20 -0000

David Kastrup wrote:
[...]
> That's actually why the FSF has to get copyright assignments for
> "strategically important" software: they can't just reimport GPLed

According to the FSF itself, the FSF uses copyright assignments to avoid
joint ownership issues stupid dak.

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/why-assign.html

"If there are multiple authors of a copyrighted work, successful
enforcement depends on having the cooperation of all authors."

To wit (from the Busybox lawsuit):

"THIRD AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE
(Improper Joinder)

38. As a further, separate and distinct Third Affirmative Defense to the
Complaint and each claim for relief alleged therein, Defendant alleges
that the Complaint improperly joins different defendants and/or
plaintiffs and/or fails to join necessary defendants and/or plaintiffs
including, but not limited to, all the co-authors of the alleged
copyrighted materials. "

I'll break it down for you:

"Complaint improperly joins different defendants"

For example, Best Buy, Inc. is such improperly joined defendant.

"and/or plaintiffs"

Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc. is such improperly joined plaintiff.

And "all the co-authors of the alleged copyrighted materials" (i.e.
"BusyBox, v.0.60.3." are necessary plaintiffs which the complaint fails
to join.

Got it now, silly dak?

regards,
alexander.

P.S. "Every computer program in the world, BusyBox included, exceeds the
originality standards required by copyright law."

Hyman Rosen <address@hidden> The Silliest GPL 'Advocate'

P.P.S. "Of course correlation implies causation! Without this 
fundamental principle, no science would ever make any progress."

Hyman Rosen <address@hidden> The Silliest GPL 'Advocate'

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