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Re: Re: ~OT Licens(?:es)(?:ing)

by metadoktor (Hermit)
on Mar 23, 2002 at 02:16 UTC ( #153704=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: ~OT Licens(?:es)(?:ing)
in thread ~OT Licens(?:es)|(?:ing)

While there's no case law currently backing them, they were written with the assistance of law professors and should be fairly solid.

The GNU license being written by law professors means nothing. I recall many law professors being interviewed about what kind of decision they thought a court would rule and the court chose a decision which was the complete opposite of what all the law professors were saying. Go figure.

In effect, the judgment is based on what the judge's ideology is.


"The doktor is in."

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Re: Re: Re: ~OT Licens(?:es)(?:ing)
by cjf (Parson) on Mar 23, 2002 at 10:53 UTC

    Well, I'd certainly trust most law professors more than the average Perl hacker to write a license. The GPL might not be flawless, we'll have to wait and see what the courts decide, but until then I see it as one of the more solid licenses out there.

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