On assignment as it relates to enforcement
Posted Dec 23, 2012 14:09 UTC (Sun) by bkuhn
In reply to: On assignment as it relates to enforcement
Parent article: GnuTLS, copyright assignment, and GNU project governance
dlang, I don't think these quotes related to criminal prosecution relates correctly to civil legal matters. While I agree that minor details sometimes ferret out major issues, many defense attorneys in civil matters for wealthy clients use the system's tendency to allow such issues to be heard as a way to outspend plaintiffs. That happens to us all the time: it ain't cheap trying to enforce the GPL for the community!
And, to be brutally honest, we even have people in the community who want businesses to adopt Free Software, even if it's in violation of the licenses. So, they work against us too, sometimes.
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