[PD] Percolate

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Thu Mar 8 11:14:54 CET 2007

Chris McCormick wrote:
> What does it mean if they violate the GPL and do so anyway? What does it
> mean for people who use the software?

the problem is, that asking this questions is not as simple (i think,
being no lawyer myself).

it is rather:
what does it mean to ... in the US? what does it meant to ... in
austria? what does it meant to ... in germany? and so forth.

(there probably (but who knows...) will be little differences between
the austrian and german legal state, but i am pretty sure that there
will be major differences between the anglo-american and the european
way. (and other ways too, but about these i know even less)

> It's confusing, which is why a real lawyer is needed to answer these
> questions.

this is why it would require a host of lawyers.
and that is the fun part of all this.

things are certainly better in CreativeCommons (among other things
because they are less u.s.-centric than the FSF).


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