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Re: GPLed software with no true source. Was: Bug#402650: ITP: mozilla-foxyproxy

On Fri, 02 Feb 2007, Kevin B. McCarty wrote:
> If upstream sued Debian for violating their license for this reason,
> wouldn't the onus of proof then be upon upstream to prove that they
> were lying about what was their preferred form of modification?
> Given that, I'm not sure a judge would be very sympathetic to
> upstream's case ;-)

Yeah, in the case where there's a single copyright holder, it's a
pretty useless tactic. The problem only really comes into play when
there are multiple copyright holders. [Of course, that's the state of
a lot of works in Debian, but possibly not the one that originally
started this thread.]

Don Armstrong

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stick of gum. I grab it.
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