FDL again, was: My concerns about GPLv3 process

Jeroen Dekkers jeroen at vrijschrift.org
Mon Feb 13 12:52:23 UTC 2006

At Mon, 13 Feb 2006 13:40:19 +0100,
Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
>    > Anyway, this is all in theory...
>    And practically speaking now, if a piece of software has multiple
>    authors, each author can sue. You don't need the agreement of all
>    authors for that. So there are thousands of developers who can
>    actually sue when somebody infringes the copyrights of Linux.
> No, they can sue for the _parts_ in Linux that they hold the copyright
> on.  To enforce the copyright of the whole Linux kernel is impossible
> without an agreement from all parties that have copyrighted material
> in it.

And in practice that's the same.

Jeroen Dekkers

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