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LinuxWorld Australia: Copyright and Linux, GPL Patent Issues: Part 1

Dec 11, 2006, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"You see it sprinkled liberally in mailing lists and forum discussions: IANAL. 'I am not a lawyer.' Of course, legal analysis often follows--sometimes well informed, but often wildly incorrect or outdated. Debates about GPL enforceability are no different. Copyright law, though, has evolved to shrink the gray areas significantly.

"The open source community's commercial and non-commercial members have debated the intellectual property issues surrounding the GPL and Linux for years, and even more now as the release of GPLv3 approaches..."

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