(OT) - Major Blow to Copyleft Theory

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Wed Aug 29 19:42:12 UTC 2007

Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> On 8/29/07, Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu> wrote:
>> Alexander Terekhov wrote:
>>> http://web.archive.org/web/20040803222641/http://web.novalis.org/talks/lsm-talk-2004/slide-31.html
>>> <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.
> Yeah, Wallace v. FSF was real fun.

Sure, if you like pointless diversions.

>>> Court is expensive
>> Very much so.  Although in that case, the expenses for both parties were
>> borne by Mr. Wallace.
> You mean court costs.

My mistake.

> Interestingly enough, the FSF has not filed a bill of costs. And the
> 14-day deadline for doing so has long expired.

I wasn't aware of that either.

> "Failure to file such bill or motion or to obtain leave of Court for
> extensions of time within which to file shall be deemed a waiver of
> the right to recover taxable costs or attorney fees."
> So much about big news that "Wallace Loses, Must Pay Costs"

Really?  It sounds like he did lose, and was ordered to pay court costs
(whether or not the FSF followed through on the costs).

Matt Flaschen

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