[linux-elitists] Re: The GPLV3 Position... (and a suggestion to Jon Corbet)

Jeremy Hankins nowan@nowan.org
Wed Sep 27 09:12:26 PDT 2006

Matthew Sayler <sayler@thewalrus.org> writes:

> In general, and especially if your license is really a contract, courts
> have to look at intent to some extent.

Ignoring the license-as-contract tangent, it's important to bear in mind
that the FSF may not be the licensor of a work under the GPLv3.  So even
if the FSF intends it in a particular way, and you trust them to behave,
the intent of the actual licensor might be quite different.  That's (one
of the reasons) why it's always important to go by the actual text of
the license.

Jeremy Hankins <nowan@nowan.org>
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