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    This makes the GPL sound very cultish. Shouldn’t the copyright holders of software be enforcing their licenses? I know it’s not cheap, but this conglomerate approach gives me an uneasy feeling.

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      Of course copyright holders are enforcing licenses. The role of Software Freedom Conservancy is to help copyright holders to do so.

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        Why? Is the GPL so complicated that this is a necessity?

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          Well, enforcing any licenses is rather complicated if violators do not want to comply.

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            Our legal system is so complicated that if you want to win, you need money to do so. You can’t win a case just because you’re right. You have to invest a lot of time and effort into proving to a judge or jury that you’re right, and that requires money. Sometimes the state will provide the money, but typically only for a criminal defense, not for a civil lawsuit.