Misunderstanding GPL's terms and conditions as restrictions (was: Re: Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?)

Gordon Messmer yinyang at eburg.com
Mon Jul 28 03:33:08 UTC 2008

Antonio Olivares wrote:
> Here's an example of a case that the GPL has not helped the original
> author
> http://www.linux.com/feature/57131
> The case is still pending :(, but pretty much the abusers or bad guys
> can get away with a great deal.  This is unfortunate to the original
> authors despite having the copyright(s).

Yes, but a third party can violate *any* license.  That's not a fault of 
the GPL.

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