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Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 21:59:25 +0200

John Hasler wrote:
> Even if the GPL were a contract he could still _use_ GPLed software since
> the GPL covers only copying, distribution, and modification.

It is a contract, but one doesn't enter into the GPL contract as long 
as "copying, distribution, and modification" doesn't require a license. 
For example, 17 USC 109 allows distribution and 17 USC 117 allows 
copying and modification (adaptation).


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