Posted by: Mikkel Elmholdt
on April 29, 2003 02:45 AM
That's the theory. But please observe that the FSF has yet to "enforce the GPL in court". You have not seen a single count case, where this has happended (and no, the NuSphere/MySQL case was not an FSF case, was not about GPL, and ended with an out-of-court settlement).
Any GPL case will meet a very firm obstacle: Proving that the GPL has indeed been violated. If someone has snatched your code and is using it in a proprietary product, then how are you going to:
a) Find out? b) Prove it?
The FSF reminds me of a sneaky insurance company, trying to insure me against events, that are very unlikely to happen.