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Thu Jun 21 19:31:50 UTC 2012
On Thu, 21 Jun 2012 12:33:40 -0500, Mark Felder wrote:
> Google "GPLv3 court case". There are no applicable results. Until a Judge
> decides what the license truly means everyone using it is at risk.
> As you've already been told it's not English it's Law
I assume that there's not just one case neccessary (to be carried
out to the end): What about countries with different jurisdiction?
For example, Germany doesn't have "precedence law" as it is very
famous in the USA. Given basically the same situations, two judges
can decide differently. Cases only have effect on the parties who
fight there - except very few cases where decisions "get promoted
to level of law", it doesn't mean anything to others.
And that's just within Germany. How about different countries?
Does a case (e. g. M. S. Bob vs. R. M. Stallman) have any effect
outside the USA?
I am not a lawyer, but because I have some legal knowledge I
know for sure that "what's written in the law" and "how law
is practiced in reality" does very much differ, in unpredictable
and volatile. So I don't make any claims here.
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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