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Kuhn: Some Thoughts on Conservancy's GPL Enforcement

Bradley Kuhn has posted a lengthy explanation of the Software Freedom Conservancy's GPL enforcement activities and the demands they make. "I started using this request regularly around 2002 because violators express a concern that, if they came into compliance due to my efforts, what was to stop others from coming to complain, in sequence, and wasting their time? I suggested that if they came into compliance all at once, on all FLOSS licenses involved, it would be easy for me to be on their side, should someone else complain. Namely, I'd come to their defense and say: 'Yes, they were out of compliance, but we've checked everything and they're now in compliance throughout this product. Those who are now complaining are being unfair, since — while this violator had trouble initially — their compliance with all FLOSS licenses is now adequate'."
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Kuhn: Some Thoughts on Conservancy's GPL Enforcement

Posted Feb 3, 2012 14:54 UTC (Fri) by Uraeus (subscriber, #33755) [Link]

I guess Bradley is either to reasonable in his post or people just burned themselves out arguing over this in the two other posts here on LWN on the subject. Personally I think the scaremongering that some people seemed to engage in around the GPL enforcement effort seems a bit uninformed after reading this piece.


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