Static v. Dynamic Linking -- redux

Russell Nelson nelson at
Sat Mar 16 05:51:16 UTC 2002

Emiliano writes:
 > I am totally uneducated in the matters of license legalities, but is it
 > actually illegal to circumvent a license? If the wording of the license
 > allows a particular use, will the court read the letter of the license
 > or the spirit of the license?

In my admittedly limited experience, it's a bad idea for the plaintiff
to give the the judge the impression that the plaintiff thinks the
judge won't see through his scheme.  Judges have a lot of discretion
when it comes to contempt of court.

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