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Re: Circumventing the GPL

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Circumventing the GPL
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 21:22:19 +0200

John Hasler wrote:
> Sure, you could buy Debian CD sets from CheapBytes, throw away the source
> CDs, and sell the binary ones.  So what?  Are suggesting that company B
> contract with company A to do this?  If so company A is company B's agent
> and the GPL is violated, not circumvented.

An agent relationship is established by authorization to act on behalf
(in the name) of authorizing person. The consequence of such
relationship is that contracts entered by the agent (within the scope of
agent contract) are enforceable against the authorizing person. What
does that have to do with the GPL and A + B scenario, exactly? Please
explain in details, uncle Hasler (including the pesky detail that
someone has to prove existence of agent contract... and giving attention
to the GPL concession that "Acceptance Not Required for Having Copies").



(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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