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Re: SFLC's GPL court enforcement -- track record

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: SFLC's GPL court enforcement -- track record
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 09:49:22 -0400
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Alexander Terekhov wrote:
How do you explain continued 'litigation' by the SFLC for many month
after availability of the source code from Hammer Storage site, Hyman?

The same way I always do. Legal processes are slow. They work
through exchanges of papers filed with courts, with negotiations
between lawyers, and with meetings before judges. Even a simple
exchange of views can take weeks. So when a company decides to
come into compliance with the GPL, they can do that relatively
quickly, more quickly than all of the legal machinery can be
deactivated. Also, having the source code available before the
case ends means that the SFLC can verify that the defendants
are in fact properly compliant with the GPL.

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