"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...'"