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Re: Another GNU License Question

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: Another GNU License Question
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 22:36:47 -0500
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I wrote:
> No, it's a license granting conditional permission for recipients of
> copies to distribute the software.  No license is required to use it.

mike3 writes:
> But the permission is granted to the user. I didn't say you need some
> other license to use the GPL.

In the US you don't need _any_ license to use software of which you own a
copy.  The GPL grants conditional permission to distribute.  If you do not
distribute you need not accept the GPL.  You can just use the program as
permitted by copyright law.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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