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Paul Nathan Puri publisher at
Fri Apr 16 09:31:07 UTC 1999


Certified Law Student
& Debian GNU/Linux Monk
McGeorge School of Law
publisher at

On Thu, 15 Apr 1999, Gabe Wachob wrote:

> Paul Nathan Puri wrote:
> > On Thu, 15 Apr 1999 phred at wrote:
> >
> > > My recollection of Patricia Samuelson's talk at the Open Source Developer Day
> > > last August was that she was more favorable to the enforceability of the GPL,
> > > NatePuri.  I don't want to beat a horse that may already be dead, but this
> > > gets very close to the heart of the purpose of this list to begin with,
> > > which is enforceability of a given license within the context of open source.
> >
> > Who is Patricia Samuelson?  Can I find a web version of her talk?  The
> > more information the better for me.  In any case, I think any license is
> > enforceable to the extent that it manifests the intent of the licensor,
> > and this is dependent on the extent to which the license also can be
> > specifically applied to a given author's code.
> Her name is Pamela Samuleson -- ironically I just contacted her yesterday about
> this (she came to UC Berkeley in my third year of law school there). I'm surprised
> that she didn't mention this talk.
> > > I'd be interested if you or others have further thoughts specifically on
> > > enforceability with regard to the GPL and other open source-like licenses.
> I've asked about this and I am pretty sure we
> ( published at least one article
> touching on this, but its hard to find stuff on that site right now.. I'll
> continue to ask around.
>     -Gabe

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