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Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?

From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
Subject: Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?
Date: Sun, 27 May 2007 11:09:14 +0100

Sáb, 2007-05-26 às 18:44 -0500, John Hasler escreveu:
> Rui Miguel Silva Seabra writes:
> > No, the license is not a contract, it is a Copyright License.
> He means the Microsoft EULA, and yes, it is a contract and not a copyright
> license.  In order to be a copyright license it would have to yield some of
> the exclusive rights of the copyright owner.  It does not.  The GPL, on the
> other hand, _is_ a copyright license.

No, even the MS-EULA is a copyright license. However, since it's
conditions remove more rights from you than those explicitly removed
from copyright, it has to explicitly ask your permission or they would
be illegal.


+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?

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