David Kastrup wrote: > > Alexander Terekhov <terek...@web.de> writes: > > > David Kastrup wrote: > > [...] > >> if you choose not to comply with > >> licensing conditions, the license just does not apply. > > > > I'm just curious, what "automatically terminate" does > > > > http://www.softwarefreedom.org/resources/2009/busybox-complaint-2009-12-14.pdf > > > > then talking about, in your view, oh paragon of GNUtardiness dak? > > Narrows down the number of silly excuses one has to deal with in court. > Also gives some punch to deal with "feet-draggers" who come into > compliance once in court, but before settlement. Without such a clause, > they would have little incentive to settle and pay the court costs of > the plaintiff. > > I consider this clause somewhat problematic, since one can't terminate a > license before it has been established. If a defendant wants to claim > copyright violation (for example, because the distributed code was put > there by an unauthorized party), he might end up facing punishment for > infringement (possibly stopping redistribution as one remedy) without > paying the plaintiffs legal expenses. > > However, without such a clause, chances for monetary retrieval of such > costs appear even worse. It's not a perfect shot, but probably better > than none at all.
What are you smoking, dak? regards, alexander. P.S. "Every computer program in the world, BusyBox included, exceeds the originality standards required by copyright law." Hyman Rosen <hyro...@mail.com> The Silliest GPL 'Advocate' P.P.S. "Of course correlation implies causation! Without this fundamental principle, no science would ever make any progress." Hyman Rosen <hyro...@mail.com> The Silliest GPL 'Advocate' -- http://gng.z505.com/index.htm (GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards too, whereas GNU cannot.) _______________________________________________ gnu-misc-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-misc-discuss