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Re: When is a GPL program which runs in a web site 'conveyed'?

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: When is a GPL program which runs in a web site 'conveyed'?
Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2008 22:51:41 +0200

John Hasler wrote:
> rjack wrote:
> > Do you *really* believe that the GPL can bind all those "downstream"
> > third-party beneficiaries?
> Hyman writes:
> > Of course.
> It doesn't bind them.  It grants permission to them.

Uncle Hasler, uncle Hasler. Suppose that a third party lawfully receives
the Program from a second party without agreeing to any "permission" and
does something that is NOT prohibited by the copyright statute (such as
not providing the source code for the "modified" Program to network
users of the Program). What is your "permission" good for? Simply put,
third parties have no need for your "permission".


(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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