GPL and LGPL question

Pat St. Jean psj at
Wed May 19 14:09:51 UTC 1999

On Tue, 18 May 1999, Bruce Perens wrote:

>Re: the GPL standing up in court: a law student mailed me a 100+ page thesis
>on that topic. He said it would stand up in court. I have not yet had time to
>study his arguments thoroughly, too much travel. Hopefully I can do this next 

Did that law student take a look at some of the federal circuit court
rulings concerning shrink-wrap licenses?  The gist of them is that unless
there is a signature on a document, they're pretty much worthless.  That
means that the legal remedies would amount to copyright infringement.


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