FDL again, was: My concerns about GPLv3 process
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.
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