GPL enforcement: waiting for the Monsoon
Posted Sep 29, 2007 6:38 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
In reply to: GPL enforcement: waiting for the Monsoon
Parent article: GPL enforcement: waiting for the Monsoon
Those are some valid points about copyright, but I can't see how they
have anything to do with the text they quote:
There is plenty of room for dispute over what the conditions of the GPL
are. What degree of linking to closed-source software is allowed before
the conditions cease to be met?
In particular, there is not a reference to derivative works here.
While the logic is sound, I don't think it helps at all to eliminate
court challenges. The dispute would be: what is this "GPL" that was
Judges can read. So can you. ;-)
And yet, judges host thousands of hours every year of argument over what perfectly legible documents just like this mean, in the context of a specific case and myriad other sources of law. There would have to be something special about GPL to believe that there's nothing disputable about it.
to post comments)