Fwd: Re: Closed-source interoperability with the GPL

Ethan Blanton elb at pidgin.im
Fri Nov 2 20:02:49 EDT 2007

Let me quote, for further clarification, from the email you quoted:

Eion Robb spake unto us the following wisdom:
> Brett Smith
> Licensing Compliance Engineer, Free Software Foundation
> Please note that I am not an attorney.  This is not legal advice.

This seems to be relevant here.


The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils].  They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
		-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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