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Re: Questions about legal theory behind (L)GPL

On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 05:41:26PM -0500, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> Well, by the nature of free software, I can incorporate code into my
> program from yours (or into a friend's program, eg. writing a patch for
> lftp incorporating code from wget), without you necessarily being made
> aware of it at all.  It's not hard for an original author to legitimately
> not become aware of such reuse for a long time.  The "contributor"
> of code isn't necessarily the copyright holder.


Though I imagine a judge would be rather at amused some contributor
who thought they could sue someone else for copyright violation for
running a program that incorporated their GPLed code.


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