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LinuxWorld.com: SCO's GPL Position Is "Just Invalid" Says Professor

Dec 06, 2003, 01:00 (7 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to David for this link. ]

"During the interview, LWM editor-in-chief Kevin Bedell asked Professor Moglen about his opinion of SCO's statements regrding the validity of the GNU General Public License, or GPL.

"Here is Moglen's response:

"'As to the actual substance of any claim that the GPL is an invalid copyright permission, it's foolish.

"'The GPL is not some contractual example of what these days is called a license in the IP world. The GPL is an example of a permission, what we used to call a license. If you take an ordinary first-year property class in law school, which I have sometimes taught, the word license is used in a particular way to describe permission to use real property...'"

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