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Re: EU antitrust is also cool

On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 05:36:55PM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> olive <olive.lin@versateladsl.be> wrote:
> > Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> >> On 2/14/06, Yorick Cool <yozz@fenris.be> wrote:
> >> [...]
> >>
> >>>First off, hello.
> >> Hello Yorick.
> >> What is your educated opinion regarding the GPL being in trouble re
> >> http://europa.eu.int/comm/competition/legislation/treaties/ec/art81_en.html?
> >
> > Germany (which part of the EU) has declared the GPL legal. See
> > http://lwn.net/Articles/73848/
> Germany hasn't done anything, at least nothing is described in this
> article.  A particular german court has spoken.  

Very true, but you can't expect much more. Governments don't often
offer general statements as to the validity of licenses. The best you
can hope on a particular license is:

1) A governmental assessment of the license showing it is fit for
government use

2) A court ruling on the validity of a license.


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