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Re: Can a recipients rights under GNU GPL be revoked?#




On 2019-01-28, Jonathan Dowland <jmtd@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 27, 2019 at 07:24:17PM -0500, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
>>Resending to the list -- I didn't notice that Ivan had sent this to me only,
>>and my reply, of course, then went to him only.
>
> How strange; both that Ivan would mail you privately, and also I wonder
> what the context was that prompted Ben to post the message starting this
> thread in the first place.
>
> When considering what is possible or not in law, especially when more
> than one self-professed legal expert (vsnsdualce?) are in conflict with
> one another, it sometimes helps to look at what has *actually happened*.
> I don't believe that any court has yet ruled to support the revocation
> of the GPL. When threats of such a thing come from Eric Raymond of all
> people, I make sure I put plenty of salt on my shopping list.
>


Threat doesn't seem like the appropriate word for whatever's coming from Eric
Raymond concerning the matter.