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Re: Please explain the FSF copyright assignment thing

From: Andreas Röhler
Subject: Re: Please explain the FSF copyright assignment thing
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:04:33 +0200
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On 18.07.2017 09:53, Paul Eggert wrote:
Andreas Röhler wrote:
What would stop FSF to assist defending the authors rights?

The FSF would not have standing. The authors would, but might not be available.

If you have assigned copyright to FSF, then FSF can sue that violator
and have a probability of winning and forcing them to either publish
their improvements under GPL, or stop distributing their derived work.

Could you point me at some example?


Thanks for the info.

Seems I just dislike the idea of enforced freedom  - it should expand by the example and beneficial results it provides. That way prefer licenses, which allow users to do the wrong thing.

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