conducting a sane and efficient GPLv3, LGPLv3 Review

Arnoud Engelfriet arnoud at
Fri Aug 3 06:45:47 UTC 2007

David Woolley wrote:
> Arnoud Engelfriet wrote:
> >This presumes that the clause is severable and not so central
> >to the whole GPL that the judge will hold the rest up, but
> >that's the theory.
> Isn't the purpose of the preamble to make it very clear that this is the 
> essence of the licence?

That's why I think the theory is unlikely to succeed. Nevertheless,
for people that disregard preambles as "just a bunch of whereasses"
the argument seems plausible as first glance.


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