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

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: When is a GPL program which runs in a web site 'conveyed'?
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 16:02:29 +0200
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Hyman Rosen <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> People have tried backing out of the shrink-wrap of bundled OEM Windows.
>> More often than not, it takes considerable hassle and going to court.
> That's because they're buying a bundle, which isn't necessarily
> separable into parts. They would have much less trouble returning the
> entire system for a refund, and that's what they should do if they
> don't want to accept the terms on which it is offered. They should not
> expect to be able to buy a computer system and start returning
> disassembled parts of it for a refund, say the floppy drive or the
> keyboard, and the software it comes with is that way as well. It just
> happens that the terms under which the software was offered were
> written inartfully without the OEMs in mind. I expect that has changed
> by now.

The software still comes with something like a "if you don't accept,
return this for a refund" IIRC.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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