[Fsf-friends] GPL has nothing to do with anti-trust

Ramanraj K ramanraj.k@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Sun Nov 19 11:03:15 IST 2006

The case filed by Wallace claiming the GPL to be a monopoly was 
dismissed earlier and that decision has been confirmed by an appellate 
court.  A report on it is available at 

The decision also holds: "It does not help to characterize people who 
accept the GPL as 'conspirators'" since the GPL "does not restrain 
trade. It is a cooperative agreement that facilitates production of new 
derivative works, and agreements that yield new products that would not 
arise through unilateral action are lawful."

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