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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