[Foundation-l] GFDL and relicensing
mnemonic at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 03:14:21 UTC 2007
Thomas Dalton writes:
> If the contributions in question are extensive, that involves
> rewriting whole articles - ie. we lose enormous amounts of content.
I think this problem is overstated. Not all edits are additions of
> Like I've said before, it only takes one.
I think running a project in fear of the one case where someone
decides to impose massive litigation costs on us is probably not
optimal decision-making strategy. There is so much we already do that
poses greater risks of litigation that the migration would that I
can't take seriously the proposition that a migration to new GFDL
significant new problems.
> So we can be reasonably confident about winning any such cases. Are
> you equally confident about being able to win full legal costs?
That's not how legal risk assessment works.
> An American court would enforce a foreign law that doesn't exist in
> the US? Maybe. I have very little experience of the American legal
> system, however my experience of the US in general would suggest that
> they wouldn't give a damn about foreign laws...
Yes, an American court might enforce a foreign judgment that would
have led to a different result if brought initially in an American
court. That's first-year civil procedure (i.e., an early lesson in
the basic training of every American law student).
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