(OT) - Major Blow to Copyleft Theory

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Tue Aug 28 09:03:09 UTC 2007

Alexander Terekhov wrote:
>> I disagree.  Every FOSS license provides an exchange of promises
> Exactly.

The point *you're missing* is that an exchange of promises, where one
side is conditionally promising not to enforce existing copyright
rights, can be seen as a unilateral license, and that there is no need
to invoke contract law.

Now, if the GPL is interpreted under contract law, that isn't the end of
the world.  It just makes enforcement more awkward.

Matt Flaschen

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