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.