Re: royalties without copyright--the historical case

Mark Grant (
Sat, 29 Mar 1997 19:20:43 +0000

On Thu, 27 Mar 1997, Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

> 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.

I may be missing something, but isn't this the kind of voluntary,
contractual IP protection that we've been arguing for?


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