The Lawyers are Here!
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I asked Matt Asay, the organizer of the conference, about this, and he told me that about 200 of the conference attendees are lawyers. And from my sense of the audience, many of them are new to the topic.
My conclusion: the SCO case has put the GPL on the radar of lawyers. In many ways, this is good news, since it means they are paying attention. And once they start paying attention, the facts of the matter will speak for themselves.
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