Re: Dell vs. GPL
jw schultz (email@example.com)
Mon, 30 Jun 2003 23:56:52 -0700
On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 06:53:45AM +0100, Anders Karlsson wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-06-30 at 21:48, Andre Hedrick wrote:
> > The best solution is to forget what you see and know, is how the game is
> > played. When things are sent to me outside of the scope of NDA's and they
> > effect my contributions is where I can free move.
> > Anything under NDA stays there regardless.
> I can see where you are coming from on this, but nevertheless, the NDA
> is not enforcable if illegal activities are taking place. Ask your legal
> council and they should be able to confirm this. If what you are fearing
> is economical retaliation from the companies that made you sign an NDA
> to ensure your silence, the legal system of US should protect you from
> All I can say, if US law require you to cover up illegal/criminal
> activity because you signed an NDA, get the f*ck out of US jurisdiction
> as fast as you can.
What Andre has neglected to state outright is that violating
a licence AGREEMENT is not a crime. It does not fall under
the jurisdiction of criminal law. It is a matter of
contract law. If you contend copyright violation, then you
may have a claim although that is largely handled as a tort
under civil, not criminal, jurisprudence.
J.W. Schultz Pegasystems Technologies
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember Cernan and Schmitt
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to email@example.com
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/