Re: New EULA of UnrealIRCd
>>>>> "Branden" == Branden Robinson <email@example.com> writes:
Branden> On Mon, Oct 28, 2002 at 03:31:38PM -0500, Sam Hartman
>> It's unclear from the text you quoted whether they are
>> reserving the change the license on future downloads, which
>> IMHO is fine for Debian or reserving the right to change the
>> license of existing downloads which has the problems you point
Branden> Requiring a click-through license acceptance ceremony is,
Branden> in and of itself, incompatible with the GNU GPL. This is
Branden> because it makes requirements of the user that the GNU
Branden> GPL itself does not.
Only if the license that is clicked through requires something that
the GNU GPL does not require.
I can decide to distribute only to people who are willing to click
through the GPL or some subset of the GPL.
There are several things I cannot do in this regard:
1) Require third parties to present a click through acceptance.
2) Require you to accept ad ditional terms not contained in the GPL.
3) Give you binaries without the click-through but require the
click-through for source.
There may be other points I'm missing, but I'm fairly certain that the
blanket statement that click-throughs are incompatible with the GPL is
false. I'd certainly agree with the lesser statement that any
click-through which is compatible with the GPL is pointless and a
waste of my time as a user.