Not really - the FSF has very strong power outside the court - the power of 
the public opinion.  When someone is portrayed in 'Good vs. Evil' (GNU vs. 
put_your_name_here), then things beyond legal basis come into the 
picture.  It doesn't change the fact that the GPL is a very vague legal 
document, which is essentially why people always say the GPL is 'what 
Richard Stallman says it is'.


At 01:41 16/1/2001, Hartmut Holzgraefe wrote:
>Zeev Suraski wrote:
> >
> > AFAIK the GPL never made it into court.  Apparently it's way too vague to
> > be useful anyway.
>AFAIK every serious issue with it (like Objective C) has been resolved
>of court yet, and it wasn't the FSF that had to give in in all of theese
>so it _could_ be that it's not to vague but the other way round  ...
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