Subject: Re: Inappropriate postings from non-lawyers
From: Ian Lance Taylor <>
Date: 13 Feb 2004 15:36:08 -0500

Ian Lance Taylor <> writes:

> The arguments that the GPL is invalid are totally bogus.

I need to qualify that by saying that I'm referring to the arguments
which have appeared recently on the license-discuss list.

There are other theories that the GPL, while valid, does not have the
reach which most people think it does.  Those theories may some day be
tested in court.  Until and unless that happens, nobody can
definitively state whether or not the GPL is legally binding.

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