(OT) - Major Blow to Copyleft Theory
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Wed Aug 29 15:36:43 UTC 2007
Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> <quote copyright=Free Software Foundation>
> Don't go to court
Good advice for everyone, for most situations.
> FSF hasn't.
Sure they have. As I recall, one of your acquaintances, the plaintiff
Daniel Wallace, lost the case.
> Court is expensive
Very much so. Although in that case, the expenses for both parties were
borne by Mr. Wallace.
> Judges don't understand technology
Sometimes they don't, but I've found they can usually understand enough
to rule accurately.
> "Is static linking like two icons on one desktop?"
> -Judge Saris, MySQL v. Nusphere oral argument
Okay...I have to agree that's ignorant.
But, I don't know what you were trying to show with these quotes.
>> But the ruling primarily seemed to consider trademarks.
> You can't read or what? "With respect to the General Public
> License..." part has absolutely nothing to do with trademarks.
I didn't say that part had anything to do with trademarks.
In fact, your entire email has been a tangent with little to do with the
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