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I really think the biggest impact of the GPL have been almost entirely outside any legal issues, and that it's a great document not because it's a great legal piece of writing, but because of much bigger issues. That may be why I reacted so negatively to seeing it argued that it's pointless without enforcement. Almost none of the successes of the GPL have ever been about the legal side.-- Linus, https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/ksummit-discuss/2016-August/003625.html
Let's talk about the lies spread by Bradley Kuhn, and about the projects where the SFLC and SFC killed them and salted the earth with their "help".-- Linus, https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/ksummit-discuss/2016-August/003580.html
One reason (among many) we should bring lawsuits in those rare cases is to show everyone the 99.43% that they are much better off working with the community. We have plenty of evidence from company representatives who say clearly: "I can't get my company to comply unless the threat of lawsuit is realistic; we agree it's totally reasonable to sue the very few bad actors". Greg, representatives of some the same companies that I know you've worked with to improve compliance have told me and Karen that directly.-- @bkuhn, https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/ksummit-discuss/2016-August/003648.html