Sveasoft and the GPL
Posted Apr 6, 2006 2:47 UTC (Thu) by charlieb
Parent article: Sveasoft and the GPL
> the Free Software Foundation has stated that Sveasoft is in compliance
That's not 100% accurate. The FSF is quoted, by Sveasoft, as responding to a description by Sveasoft of their own distribution conditions. We have no evidence that Sveasoft fully described the punitive measures that they had taken when subscribers have executed their rights under the GPL.
The FSF announced in July 2004 that they were preparing a legal opinion regarding "the GPL-compatibility of business models that have accompanying service contracts" - http://www.fsf.org/news/news_item.2004-07-27.3469994098
- but the preparation of that legal opinion seems to be taking quite some time.
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