Bruce Perens: A Big Change for Open Source
Oct 04, 2008, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"For a decade there'd been questions: Are Open Source licenses
enforceable at all? Are their terms, calling for a patent detente
or disclosure of source code, legal?
"Are they contracts, which require agreement by all parties to
be valid, or licenses, which are binding even if you don't agree to
then? What legal penalties can a Free Software developer employ:
only token damages, or much more?"