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Re: GPL and other licences

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GPL and other licences
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 16:42:44 +0100

David Kastrup wrote:

[... license not a contract ...]

Only if it's a "license" to do something regulated by government. Like
a permit to run a public lottery or become a gun dealer. Such permits 
from state are neither contracts nor property rights. Moglen and RMS
managed to bullshit you into believing that software belongs to state 
and hence is regulated by "license not a contract". That may be true in 
the GNU Republic, but in the rest of the world IP licenses (to execise
exclusive right protected by IP laws; EULAs aside for a moment) are 


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