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Re: The GPL dream is finally over!

From: thufir
Subject: Re: The GPL dream is finally over!
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2008 19:45:10 GMT
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On Sun, 17 Aug 2008 07:57:51 -0400, Rjack wrote:

>> Where does he get this notion that every license is a contract? 
>> They're similar, certainly, but, AFAIK, one isn't a subset of the
>> other.
>> -Thufir
> "Whether express or implied, a license is a contract 'governed by
> ordinary principles of state contract law.'"; McCoy v. Mitsuboshi
> Cutlery, Inc., 67. F.3d 917, (United States Court of Appeals for the
> Federal Circuit 1995)
> That ruling is from the same appellate circuit that issued the Jacobsen
> v. Katzer decision.

which doesn't make a license a contract, though.


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