Re: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3

From: Scott Preece
Date: Fri Jun 15 2007 - 20:56:57 EST

On 6/15/07, Alexandre Oliva <aoliva@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> * Daniel Hazelton <dhazelton@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

That's correct, but with a catch: since the contract or license is
chosen by the licensor, in case of ambiguity in the terms, many courts
will interpret it in a way that privileges the licensee, regardless of
the fact that copyright licenses are to be interpreted restrictively
(at least in Brazilian law). And IANAL ;-)

Hmm. In such a suit, however, the user would not be "the licensee" and
would not be a party to the suit - some author would be the plaintiff
and would be suing someone for doing something in violation of the
license that author granted - that is, the *defendant* would be the
licensee who would get the benefit of the doubt...

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