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LGPL Libraries in Embedded Devices

LGPL Libraries in Embedded Devices

Posted Aug 16, 2012 13:02 UTC (Thu) by Wol (guest, #4433)
In reply to: LGPL Libraries in Embedded Devices by khim
Parent article: Digia acquires Qt

The fact that GPLv3 closed the loophole does NOT mean it is valid. We haven't had a court case, which could conclude it is invalid.

What it does mean is the loophole is plausible. To prevent it being tested and found valid, v3 shuts it down.

Cheers,
Wol


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LGPL Libraries in Embedded Devices

Posted Aug 16, 2012 21:45 UTC (Thu) by khim (subscriber, #9252) [Link]

The fact that GPLv3 closed the loophole does NOT mean it is valid. We haven't had a court case, which could conclude it is invalid.

After this? And this? And this? Dream on. The question is not simply about GPLv3 text per se. The question is about presentation. FSF basically always presented GPLv3 as our weapon against "tivoization and Treacherous Computing" not as simple clarification.

That's why now if you want to prove that loophole does not exist in GPLv2.1 you must first go to court and prove that you interpretation of the license is somehow have more weight then the interpretation of the same license made by people who wrote said license in first place!

Does it look to you like a sensible course of actions?


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