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Re: CDDL, OpenSolaris, Choice-of-venue and the star package ...

George Danchev <danchev@spnet.net> wrote:
> On Friday 09 September 2005 21:03, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>> Oh, bollocks. The social contract is with the free software community,
>> not just the users. Arguing that the rights of the user are the only
>> ones that matter suggests that the GPL ought to be non-free - it
>> restricts the rights of users in favour of the rights of developers.
>> In the vast majority of cases, choice of venue makes it more practical
>> for developers to justifiably enforce their licenses. The fact that it
>> has the potential to be used against users doesn't make it evil, any
>> more than the fact that decss can be used to facilitate DVD piracy makes
>> it evil.
> The diff is that you can not use GPL in baseless lawsuits against users and/or 
> developers. Can you ? Do you risk your baseless adventure will be severely 
> striken back in any sane countries ? <Y/n>

If I'm willing to lie (and I'd have to be to be filing a baseless
lawsuit), then yes, I can use the GPL in baseless lawsuits against users
and/or developers.
Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.legal@srcf.ucam.org

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