OT: GPL section 4 termination clause
Grzegorz B. Prokopski wrote:
And GPL also says, that the person who packages and then distributes
breaks the rules of GPL, it has no longer right to distribute nor use
the GPLed work.
As an aside, what's to stop a party, having violated the GPL at some
point (and therefore having had their rights under the GPL terminated by
section four) from simply acquiring another copy of the work from
someone who still has the right to distribute it under the GPL, and
therefore 'automatically receiv[ing] a license from the original licensor'?
Apologies for the tangent, but I've never been able to find an answer to
this question, and it seems relevant to the debate: if it is truly the
case that an entity can lose the right to distribute forever, then the
Debian mirrors have already irrevocably lost the right to kaffe.