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    SubjectRe: Linux GPL and binary module exception clause?
    On Saturday 13 December 2003 07:03, David Woodhouse wrote:
    >On Fri, 2003-12-12 at 15:26 -0500, Brian Beattie wrote:
    >> I'd be willing to bet, that since bathing in creosote is extremely
    >> unhealthy, the courts might well find that that restriction was
    >> nonsense. This being the case they might decide that taken as a
    >> whole the license was a fraud and grant the public the right to
    >> unrestricted use of the product in question. Especially if the
    >> defendants lawyer was particularly good.
    >The misuse of copyright defence is _very_ limited, and it's not
    > about being reasonable or healthy.
    >If I charged money for my licence _and_ made the creosote
    > requirement, perhaps the court would be able to find a legal
    > loophole which hasn't yet been mentioned.
    >The court is much less likely to attempt this if the creosote is the
    >_only_ thing I'm asking for, and if that's the whole raison d'etre
    > of my licence, and the only reason I'm letting you use my work in
    > the first place.
    >Otherwise where does it end? I tell you that you can use my software
    >'when Hell freezes over' and since that's also unreasonable you get
    > to use it without restriction? :)

    Chuckle... Hell quite often freezes over, or up as they say.

    Hell, Michigan that is. :-)

    Cheers, Gene
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    by Gene Heskett are:
    Copyright 2003 by Maurice Eugene Heskett, all rights reserved.

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