On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:38 PM, Richard Fontana <fontana@sharpeleven.org> wrote:
On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 09:41:49PM -0500, Pamela Chestek wrote:
> I like the idea of explaining it in an FAQ. While FAQs wouldn't be binding in
> an express contract way, but they would show what the practice in the industry
> is, which is probably good enough.

With the GPL, for better or worse, the FSF's FAQ has been remarkably
influential in affecting industry assumptions about GPL interpretation.

When I was on the proprietary side of the house I just assumed (without agreeing) that the FAQs were the proper interpretation. It was like my neighbor who thought the property line was in a different place than what we thought; if I just observed his boundary line he wouldn't come out on his porch when he was drunk and yell at me for crossing it, and I would tolerate him coming around the fence and mowing the skinny little strip of grass between the fence and our driveway.  And I suppose ultimately someday he would adversely possess that little plot of land, which is the point of the FAQs....