GPL - possible violation - what should I do?

MJ Ray markj at
Thu Mar 21 00:36:48 UTC 2002

Jan Wildeboer <jan.wildeboer at> wrote:
>> Although you might be distributing code that cannot function
>> independently, you are not copying the original code, so you don't
>> need the permission of its author.
> Something we cannot examine without the sources. To make sure the code is
> independent we need to compare their module with our code and sample
> sources.

Sadly, in most legal systems that I know, you will have to prove the case
with the available facts, unless you get a friendly judge who will compel
them to show the code.

I don't like the OAGPL posted elsewhere in this thread.  It seems to have
problems.  Why is the GPL perceived as inadequate for web-based software?

MJR ,----------------------------------------------------
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