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Re: JMRI case -- Implementation of the Federal Circuit's Opinion

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: JMRI case -- Implementation of the Federal Circuit's Opinion
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2009 14:04:31 -0500
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"The answer, I suspect, is that the Free Software Foundation is not accepting compliance with the GPL as a solution. It wants more. It wants to push Cisco around and it wants money. Here's how it thinks it can do that." The Software Lawyer

If the only consequence of being caught out of compliance is
to comply, then no one will be careful to properly comply from
the start. Imagine if the only penalty for theft was to return
the stolen items.

Shortly before he misspells "loses" as "looses", he also says
    "It makes no sense to say that the license terminates with
     respect to one licensee or another when the code remains
     available to everyone under the same broad license."

I rather imagine that it makes no sense in pretty much the same
way that it makes no sense that I can't keep driving the car I
stole from the parking lot when all around me are people driving
their own cars.

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