encforceability of Open Source Licences (Re: (OT) - NOT A Major Blow to Copyleft Theory)

Alexander Terekhov alexander.terekhov at gmail.com
Mon Feb 11 16:56:37 UTC 2008

On Feb 11, 2008 4:53 PM, Tzeng, Nigel H. <Nigel.Tzeng at jhuapl.edu> wrote:
> Thank goodness for google.  Would have been too hard for someone to point at
> Mark's blog post?
> http://lawandlifesiliconvalley.blogspot.com/2007/08/new-open-source-legal-decision-jacobsen.html
> Unfortunately I haven't seen anything beyond this (other than a note in
> December that this was one of the top 10 legal issues involving open source
> in 2007).  But maybe I missed something.




"Notwithstanding Jacobsen's confused discussion of unilateral
contracts, bilateral contracts, implied licenses, "licenses to the
world" and "bare" licenses in his Appellant's Brief, the issue at hand
is fairly simple."

 -- Brief of Appellees (CAFC 2008-1001).

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