Subject: Re: conducting a sane and efficient GPLv3, LGPLv3 Review
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2007 11:47:13 -0700

Quoting Ben Tilly (

> Which raises an interesting question.  Suppose that I was a judge in
> the 7th circuit.  Am I bound by this part of the opinion even though
> it depends on an incorrect understanding of the facts?

Pardon my Latin:  You're going to need to look up "Stare decisis et non
quieta movere."  Please note that it has little or no application in US 
civil law, which would apply in copyright cases.  (At least I hope so; 
e.g., a murder trial based in copyright law sounds like one of the plots
Corey Doctorow left on the floor.)