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[Discuss] OSS licenses (was Home NAS redux)

> From: at [mailto:discuss-
> at] On Behalf Of Edward Ned Harvey
> Should the FSF feel compelled to go sue GitHub?  And should they be
> entitled to any settlement they extort out of GitHub?

In my opinion, the answer to this question is No:
Unless the copyright holder assigns the FSF the right to sue on behalf of them, a 3rd party shouldn't have the right to exercise someone else's rights.

If I write some closed-source software, and I license it to Joe Schmoe, and then Joe pirates it all over the world, a violation of the license terms that I granted him...  Why should the FSF or anybody else be entitled to sue Joe and make money off my work?

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