Re: Debian i386 freeze
>>"John" == John Hasler <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
John> No it isn't. The GPL is not a contract. It is a conditional
John> grant of rights from the author to the user, and only the
John> author has standing to sue to enforce it.
Yup. And troll may well sue for modifying the Qt header files,
which the KDE license gives the right to modify. And the person suing
can sue us, for negligently distributing such software and causing
harm to come to them.
John> When I order a CD from Cheap Bytes the agreement is "I'll send
John> you two bucks if you'll send me a Debian CD." If upon receipt
John> of the CD I find that it is not what I expected due to the
John> terms of the licenses on some of the programs the most I can
John> expect to get in court is my two bucks back. I cannot sue for
John> specific performance under the terms of the GPL because the GPL
John> is not part of the contract between me and Cheap Bytes.
So, I pay for hot coffee, I get hot coffee, and I can't sue
for $4,000,000, and win? I buy a BMW fr $36,000, it comes with a nick
in the paint, that the dealer fixes free of cost, so I can't sue and
win $2,500,000? Nice country you are living in. In this one, both the
cases the plaintiff won. Far more in excess of what they paid.
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