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Re: GPL and other licences


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GPL and other licences
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 15:39:42 +0100
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Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> 
>> Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:
>> 
>> > David Kastrup wrote:
>> > [...]
>> >> That must be why we have all those copyright violation lawsuits going
>> >> on.
>> >
>> > "We" don't have any lawsuits. You (gnu.org folk), on the other hand,
>> > have a nice lawsuit from Wallace. Kudos to him for calling the bluff
>> > and achieving pretty good results already. For example,
>> 
>> <URL:http://sco.tuxrocks.com/Docs/Wallace_v_FSF/Wallace_v_FSF-30.pdf>
>
> Yes. And? The last time the FSF's didn't get what they wanted
> (dismissal with prejudice) and they actually got spanked by judge
> for using "extraneous materials FSF relied upon in drafting the
> motion".

Uh, the case has been dismissed.  Without prejudice, meaning that
Wallace gets a last chance, but the court has not even found enough
merit in Wallace's ramblings to even start proper proceedings.

> We'll see much more FSF's blood this time, I think.

Well, we certainly can't see any less.

> As for judge's comments about the GPL... one can tie oneself in
> knots trying to make sense of the GPL.

Well, so far you are tieing yourself in knows trying to pass it off as
nonsense.

> It's quite easy for a judge to get a bit confused on a first
> glance.  Wallace will gradually straighten him out.

Certainly so, since Wallace has had a profound legal education like
yourself, in contrast to the judge who is confused about legal
matters.

Too bad that in the courts judges rule, and not Wallaces and
Terekhovs.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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