Re: Dell vs. GPL

From: Henning P. Schmiedehausen (
Date: Tue Jul 01 2003 - 07:46:56 EST

Bernd Eckenfels <> writes:

>most likely you never needed to violate a NDA in favor of the legal truth,
>but be assured: nobody can force you to obey a contract which will make you
>lie or keep illegal methods secret. Actually most often, you can be held
>liable for knowning about it.

... in Germany. In the U.S., a court might let you get away with the
NDA breach, but after that, you get sued for damages by your former
employers. And even if you come off clean, you're broke after some
years of paying laywers so that your case isn't dropped off the court.


You might want to watch some Ally McBeal to get the basic idea... ;-)
Unfortunately, in real life, you almost surely won't get SFL to defend
you... SCNR. (ducks, runs).

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