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Re: Open source licenses are /actually/ contracts?!?

From: rjack
Subject: Re: Open source licenses are /actually/ contracts?!?
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 15:12:28 -0400
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Tim Tyler wrote:
An amazing ruling - if it is upheld:

"Model train software spat threatens future of open source
 Throws copyrights from the train"


Since the decision by the Supreme Court in De Forest Radio Telephone Co.
v. United States, 273 U.S. 236 (1927), intellectual property licenses
have been defined legally as contracts. So what's so amazing about
a Federal District Court following eighty years of uncontradicted
Supreme Court precedent?

Eben Moglen and Groklaw's spewing legal nonsense about the GPL not being
a contract are just that -- legal nonsense.


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