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Re: GNU licenses

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2006 19:01:04 +0200

John Hasler wrote:
> with no access controls.  Clearly, publishing something on the Web grants
> an implicit license to the public to make those copies necessary to view
> it: that's the whole point of the Web.

It's called implied license to begin with, uncle Hasler. And there's 
noting particularly interesting (for general public) to view in publicly 
available GPL'd *binaries* offered for unrestricted downloads all over the 
net. The implied license in this case (for those binaries) is to lawfully 
make as much copies as one wants to (without performing download multiple 
times for the same binary -- it's an implied license to save bandwidth). 

And all those copies empower their owners with rights under 17 USC 109 and 
117. Horror, horror.


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