Re: royalties without copyright--the historical case

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Thu, 27 Mar 1997 12:23:39 -0800 (PST)

> > I should point out that Gnu software is hideously restricted--it is the
> How so? Even if, it can't be enforced.

There is some question about whether the Gnu copyleft is enforcible,
but whether it is or not, it is generally obeyed. Its restrictions,
then are real in effect. One cannot use parts of gnu software in
your own product unless you jump through Stallman's hoops, whether
you want to or not.

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