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The next GPL: Why it's being shaped on GitHub (InfoWorld)

The next GPL: Why it's being shaped on GitHub (InfoWorld)

Posted Jul 6, 2012 23:07 UTC (Fri) by gmaxwell (guest, #30048)
In reply to: The next GPL: Why it's being shaped on GitHub (InfoWorld) by rfontana
Parent article: The next GPL: Why it's being shaped on GitHub (InfoWorld)

Thats unfortunate, because the GPL is full of ambiguity once you stray from the direct use cases that were considered during drafting. The preamble sets a framework for interpreting the agreement in terms of end goals and not just mechanisms.

Absent such principled guidance reasonable minds are far more likely to disagree about the probable outcome of litigation and so would be more likely to end up there. A boon for trial attorneys, perhaps, but not for free software.


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