GPL enforcement: waiting for the Monsoon
Posted Sep 26, 2007 19:49 UTC (Wed) by dwheeler
Parent article: GPL enforcement: waiting for the Monsoon
The reason there are few "potential GPL violators out there with enough confidence to try to challenge the GPL in court" has been clear for years, as Eben Moglen's essay "Enforcing the GPL" has made clear. In particular, "The GPL only obliges you if you distribute software made from GPL'd code, and only needs to be accepted when redistribution occurs. And because no one can ever [legally] redistribute without a license, we can safely presume that anyone redistributing GPL'd software intended to accept the GPL."
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