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SubjectRe: Input on the Non-GPL Modules - legal nonsense
On Mon, Oct 22, 2001 at 08:30:45AM -0700, Ben Greear wrote:
> I'm not advocating this as a good thing to do, but I am curious: Can someone
> else take action against this? I hope the answer is yes. This
> whole thing begins to look like MS's attempts at securing digital music:
> there are just too many ways around it. Either way,

Yes, but with a significant difference:
If somebody breaks MS's stuff, MS will probably try to sue him, but the
person gets more popular.
If somebody breaks GPL, there may be nobody to sue him, but it can easily
make him a persona non grata in all kinds of free software and open
source groups. Or, equivalently, if some corporation breaks GPL, this
may cause some very bad PR.


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