All that is needed is the threat of a lawsuit : Declaratory judgment
Posted Nov 3, 2006 17:33 UTC (Fri) by NZheretic
In reply to: you are premature, I think
Parent article: Various responses to Microsoft/Novell
The SCO Group did not directly threaten Redhat, but the just the threat by SCO to Redhat's customers was enough for Redhat to bring a case before the courts.
Also, unlike SCO lawsuit and most patent cases, it would be a lot easier for a copyright holder of the GPL'ed source to demonstrate actual ownership and request a Declaratory judgment.
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