[License-discuss] GPL and proprietary WebAPIs

Lawrence Rosen lrosen at rosenlaw.com
Sun Dec 25 23:20:52 UTC 2011



I appreciate hearing your advice. 


Happy holidays,






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[mailto:license-discuss-bounces at opensource.org] On Behalf Of Bruce Perens
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You might even be right, but at the moment there are many attorneys less
sanguine than you on this issue, and much less emotional.

The prudent consultant advises his customers on how to stay far away from
these issues, since there is no technical reason they can't do so. The
prudent consultant's goal is not to cast "naah-naah's" at the GPL, nor to be
an inch over the line on the right side of the law, but so clearly in
compliance that the prospect of litigation over a GPL violation is remote.
Again, no technical reason prevents this.


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