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Re: GPL v3 Draft

On 1/18/06, Joe Buck <Joe.Buck@synopsys.com> wrote:
> On 1/17/06, Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> wrote:
> [...]
> > Eben had a really humorous explanation, which I will attempt to
> > paraphrase from my (impressively imperfect) memory:
> >
> >    No lawyer knows exactly why we have been shouting at eachother for
> >    the past 50(?) years; but since everyone is shouting, everyone
> >    thought there must be some reason. I've decided to take take the
> >    initiative and return to mixed case, ending the endless shouting
> >    match.
> Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> > Yeah. So legal mandates like, for example,
> > http://www.courts.state.va.us/text/scv/amendments/rule_71_75_SC.html
> Did you read the text you linked to, Alexander?  Those are rules for
> advertisements by lawyers in the state of Virginia (a state where
> Prof. Moglen does not practice), and aren't relevant to the current discussion.

My, I said "like", to begin with. And these two statements attributed
to Moglen above are neither qualified to cover only warranty and liability
disclaimers, no are they limited to "no lawyer" outside Virginia.

> Also, did you read what Eben said?  He said "nobody knows why";

Because some statute and/or case law says that strong emphasis
is legally required ("or else"). I know that Moglen originates from a
nearby alternative universe (sector GNU Republic), but he was
admitted to the bar in New York in this reality, no?

[... rules of Virginia ...]

Care to post a link to rules of New York?


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