GPL - possible violation - what should I do?

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at
Fri Mar 22 13:29:28 UTC 2002

On Fri, Mar 22, 2002 at 01:05:43PM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:

> Does being an informal alliance of competing vendors not prevent
> antitrust action against them?

No, this is called a cartel and has been done in the past.

> How can you make an antitrust case against an entire industry
> sector?

If they have agreed on measures to exclude entrance of other
competition, it is a cartel and illegal.

> I think it's like saying that orange sellers have the market for
> oranges sewn up because they won't allow the apple sellers to call
> their fruit oranges...

Yes, but they will if they refuse to sell orange tree seeds to anyone
but existing orange producers.


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