Re: GPL Violation?

From: Grzegorz Kulewski
Date: Thu Aug 17 2006 - 09:30:54 EST

On Thu, 17 Aug 2006, Alan Cox wrote:
Ar Iau, 2006-08-17 am 14:39 +0200, ysgrifennodd Grzegorz Kulewski:
Why does Linus and others let lawyers and courts decide in such
(important?) thing like what is allowed in Linux (or with Linux) and what
is not?

Because licenses are bounded and defined by the law. In the case of
copyright based rights they extend only to the thing that is copyrighted
and any derivatives so the grey area is not one the GPL could clarify

Ok, that could be a reason. But then at least make such strong comment as proposed later in my post and put it where people will be searching for it - in COPYING file. Even if it will not be legally enforceable, it will show the intentions of main authors and will anwser many people

Grzegorz Kulewski

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