(OT) - Major Blow to Copyleft Theory

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Tue Aug 28 05:51:52 UTC 2007

Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> This is from the Supreme Court of the United States:
> "Whether this constitutes a gratuitous license, or one for a
> reasonable compensation, must, of course, depend upon the
> circumstances; but the relation between the parties thereafter in
> respect of any suit brought must be held to be contractual, and not an
> unlawful invasion of the rights of the owner."; DE FOREST RADIO TEL. &
> TEL. CO. v. UNITED STATES, 273 U.S. 236 (1927).

Somehow, I don't think that quote was about the GPL.  Precedent is only
absolutely binding for the same set of relevant facts.

Matt Flaschen

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