Inappropriate postings from non-lawyers

Ian Lance Taylor ian at
Fri Feb 13 20:36:08 UTC 2004

Ian Lance Taylor <ian at> writes:

> The arguments that the GPL is invalid are totally bogus.

I need to qualify that by saying that I'm referring to the arguments
which have appeared recently on the license-discuss list.

There are other theories that the GPL, while valid, does not have the
reach which most people think it does.  Those theories may some day be
tested in court.  Until and unless that happens, nobody can
definitively state whether or not the GPL is legally binding.

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