Static v. Dynamic Linking -- redux

Emiliano emile at
Sat Mar 16 09:19:28 UTC 2002

Russell Nelson wrote:

>  > 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.

I don't think it'd be a good approach (legally or morally), but isn't
the licensee bound by the text of the license, and nothing else?


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