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Behind the Puppet license change

Behind the Puppet license change

Posted May 19, 2011 15:18 UTC (Thu) by jjs (guest, #10315)
In reply to: Behind the Puppet license change by job
Parent article: Behind the Puppet license change

Even worse, there's a reason GPL isn't tested in courts. Because it's so rock-solid companies who violate the GPL realize going to court will cost them big. So they settle rather than head to certain failure.

GPL basically says "you have certain rights under copyright. We will grant you additional rights, but you agree grant the same rights to those who get your code. If you don't you don't have a license." Those who violate the GPL end up violating copyright without a license.

The fact that no companies are willing to test it in court signifies to me the strength, not the weakness.


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Behind the Puppet license change

Posted May 21, 2011 19:37 UTC (Sat) by gvy (guest, #11981) [Link]

Hm, but IIRC it actually *was* taken to court several years ago, no? (don't remember the exact names by now even if was quite surprised along the same lines you've drawn)


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