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Re: GPL and other licences

From: Isaac
Subject: Re: GPL and other licences
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 19:25:51 -0600
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On Sun, 12 Feb 2006 18:16:56 +0100, Stefaan A Eeckels <> wrote:
> On Sun, 12 Feb 2006 09:22:38 -0600
> Isaac <> wrote:
>> I'm not sure whether I agree that you have to own a copy of GPL
>> software to be a licensee
> You can indeed obtain a license from the copyright holder without
> owning a copy. A license is an agreement between two parties, and I
> believe that quite often Microsoft Volume licensing deals do not
> include copies of the software. 

I did not say that such a thing was generally impossible.  The question
is whether the GPL itself provides for becoming a licensee without 
making a copy.


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