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Re: Significance of the GP licence.


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Significance of the GP licence.
Date: Wed, 05 May 2010 16:37:23 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:

> Hyman Rosen wrote:
>> 
>> On 5/5/2010 8:11 AM, RJack wrote:
>> > Please provide links to those US federal judges who *do not* "believe
>> > the terms of the GPL can be ignored." I await with 'bated breath for
>> > your documentation.
>> 
>> Sure, here you are:
>> <http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=13584730711160488510>
>>      PROGRESS SOFTWARE CORPORATION, et al., Plaintiffs,
>>      v.
>>      MYSQL AB, et al., Defendants.
>>      ORDER
>>      SARIS, District Judge.
>>      ...
>>      With respect to the General Public License ("GPL"), MYSQL has
>>      not demonstrated a substantial likelihood of success on the
>        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negative_proof
>
> [...]
>>      I am not persuaded based on this record that the release of the
>>      Gemini source code in July 2001 didn't cure the breach.
>                                        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>
> Yes, the case was about alleged contract breach, you retard. NOT
> COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, YOU MORON.
>
> http://www.groklaw.net/pdf/MySQLcounterclaim.pdf
> ("COUNT VIII Breach of Contract (GPL License)")
>
> "                      COUNT VIII 
>               Breach of Contract (GPL License)"
>               ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I read "Count VIII" here, so let us look at the other counts:

COUNT I
(Federal Trademark Infringement)

COUNT II
(Federal Unfair Competition: False Designation)

COUNT III
(Violation of Federal Trademark Dilution Statute)

COUNT IV
(Common Law Trademark Infringement)

COUNT V
(Breach of Contract) [not the GPL, but rather a trade agreement]

COUNT VI
(Unjust Enrichment)

COUNT VII
(Quantum Meruit)

Count VIII
Breach of Contract (GPL License)

Count IX
Violation of M.G.L.c. 93A§11

The relief asks for:

A(iv): Progress/NuSphere violated the GPL License and thus, their rights
under the GPL were automatically terminated.

B Primarily and permanently enjoin
(iii) Progress/Nusphere from  copying, modifying, sublicensing or
distributing the MySQL program.

D Award compensatory and _punitive_ damages [...] (punitive damages for
contract violation of a contract without punitive terms?)


I mean, you are pretty much cherry-picking again, aren't you?

-- 
David Kastrup


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