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Re: license issue: calling a GPLv2 library

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: license issue: calling a GPLv2 library
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 19:38:54 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> > That sure looks to me like a mechanism to derive acceptance
> > of the GPL.
> Not really.  You can't sue people to accept the license.  You can only
> sue them to heed it.

Only if you can establish acceptance. (And the courts won't enforce 
unlawful contracts -- copyright misuse, antitrust violation, etc.)

> > Not saying that makes it a contract under US common law, but this is
> > a process to make people agree to the terms of the license.
> Not really.  It is just pointing out to people that not having signed
> anything does not make any difference with regard to having to heed
> the license in case they want to make use of the rights it grants
> above the default.

Bzzt. You're hopeless.


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