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Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?

From: mike3
Subject: Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?
Date: 27 May 2007 11:54:42 -0700
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On May 27, 4:09 am, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <> wrote:
> 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.

But then when does it become a contract?

> Rui
> --
> + 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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