[linux-elitists] GPL Violations [was Re: Mobile Phone Choices]

Jeff Waugh jdub@perkypants.org
Wed Jul 26 14:53:39 PDT 2006

<quote who="Shlomi Fish">

> One thing the FSF got right and the gpl-violations.org got wrong is that
> dealing with GPL violations should be done discretely, with respect to the
> violator, without much publicity (at least not until the case is resolved)
> and with as few negotiators as possible. (much less lawyers involved).
> This is because GPL violations are often done innocently because of
> ignorance or lack of knowledge due to the inherent complexity of the
> GPL.[GPL Complexity]

I'm not sure this is a particularly fair appraisal of gpl-violations.org

- Jeff

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