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Re: Bug#189164: libdbd-mysql-perl uses GPL lib, may be used by GPL-incompatible apps

On Mon, Apr 28, 2003 at 05:07:03PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 26, 2003 at 02:35:30AM -0400, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> > A copyright holder has legal standing to sue anyone he damn well
> > pleases.

> Not true; questions like this are frequently decided in the early phases
> of civil trials, and not always in favor of the plaintiff.  "Standing"
> is a legal concept and a matter of law that is litigated by attorneys
> and decided by judges, often with reference to statutes which *define*
> standing in various types of cases.

Any chance you'd care to comment on the underlying question of whether
Debian should or should not accede to the FSF's claim that GPL
modules for interpreted languages demand GPL scripts?  I believe Anthony
and I are at an impasse; we simply disagree on the relative weight that
should be given to various factors involved here, so no consensus is
likely to be forthcoming between the two of us.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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