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Re: generated source files, GPL and DFSG

* Matthew Garrett:

> On Sat, Jul 23, 2005 at 12:47:03PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> * Matthew Garrett:
>> > How is one of these free and the other non-free?
>> In the end, you have to take upstream intent into account.  We already
>> do this when interpreting licenses (at least in one direction), so I
>> don't think this makes things worse.
> What difference does upstream intent make to the freedoms that our users 
> receive?

If upstreams sues you, the freedoms granted by the license texts don't
matter much.  A court case is a great inconvenience, even if the
defendant wins in the end.

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