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Re: GNU licenses

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2006 19:21:08 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> John Hasler <> writes:
> > I wrote:
> >> "Finding it on some server" involves creating a copy on your
> >> computer.  If you own the computer you own the copy.
> >
> > Implicit in my statement is that the server in question is
> > publically accessible, and that the URL of the file in question is
> > published there with no access controls.
> Again: you'll find that publicly accessible servers have some
> statement concerning the status of software downloadable from them.

They are not binding without formalities. Good old contractual 
requirements like manifestation of assent, etc. Look around German 
web sites. Even petty standard AGBs are made to be accepted 
explicitly in order to make them binding for net transactions.


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