Copyright, derivative works, and truly free licensing (Was: Wine license change)

Brett Glass brett at
Wed Feb 13 00:08:00 CST 2002

At 09:06 AM 2/11/2002, Steve Langasek wrote:

>I'm sure the FSF would be a nasty litigant, if you refused to settle 
>after infringing the copyright of any of their source code.  Since the FSF 
>doesn't hold the copyright on any of the code in Wine, however, that 
>objection isn't particularly relevant to the present case.

Yes, it is. The FSF also encourages OTHER litigants to be nasty, both
via the propaganda in its licenses and by offering to bankroll them
and give them free legal services. In short, the FSF hopes to turn
programmers against their colleagues with the goal of destroying the

--Brett Glass

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