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RE: anyone ever gotten xerox to clarify the MOO licensebefore?
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 18:20:58 PST
From: Roger Crew <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> It would seem to me that since the MOO code is a derivitive work
> based on a previous work by Stephen White, aka ghond, that if he
> were to GPL the original work, then that would solve the whole
>> problem for once and for all:
Keep in mind that the GPL has, to my knowledge, never actually been
tested in court.
I don't doubt that Stallman and the FSF lawyers did their homework and
worked to craft something that has a good chance of standing up.
However, the fact remains that it's a sufficiently radical/novel use of
copyright law that there's no guarantee that the conditions it imposes
are enforceable; the wrong judge could easily rule otherwise.
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