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Re: Open source licenses are /actually/ contracts?!?

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Open source licenses are /actually/ contracts?!?
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 14:11:21 +0200

Tim Tyler wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> > Tim Tyler wrote:
> >> If they were contracts, you would have to sign them ...
> >
> > You're misinformed, that is just one of many forms to manifest assent.
> > Assent may be manifested by written or spoken words, or by conduct. See
> > also
> >
> >
> > (Re: conducting a sane and efficient GPLv3, LGPLv3 Review)
> Right - but surely you get the point: a license doesn't
> take away any freedoms of the recipient - therefore

Which license are you talking about? The [L]GPL (both 2 and 3) 
purports to impose a whole bunch of covenants ("conditions" but 
not "conditions precedent") upon licensees. See, for example


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