Re: DFSG vs Pine's legal notices: where exactly is the gotcha?
Branden Robinson <email@example.com> writes:
> That's outrageous. UWash was going to sue the FSF for infringment of an
> BSD-style license when it's plainly obvious that no infringement was
> taking place?
No, they argued that there was infringement.
> Oh, I remember this. The sophists at UWash claim that:
> "Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
> documentation for any purpose and without fee to the University of
> Washington is hereby granted,"
> does not mean that you can modify and then distribute.
Unfortunately, it turns out that the UWash lawyers were right about
the way these clauses are understood by the courts; it sucks, but
there it is. They didn't create the distinction, they just decided to