Bug#317359: acknowledged by developer (Re: kde: ..3'rd "Help"->"About $KDE-app" tab calls the GPL "License Agreement", ie; a contract.)
Hi, I resend this as my first Cc: was misdirected.
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> Subject: Bug#317359 acknowledged by developer (Re: kde: ..3'rd
> "Help"->"About $KDE-app" tab calls the GPL "License Agreement", ie; a
> contract.) Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 08:33:23 -0700
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> #317359: kde: ..3'rd "Help"->"About $KDE-app" tab calls the GPL
> #"License Agreement", ie; a contract.,
> which was filed against the kde package.
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> From: Christopher Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Subject: Re: kde: ..3'rd "Help"->"About $KDE-app" tab calls the GPL
> "License Agreement", ie; a contract. Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 11:22:11
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..huh? Whaddaya mean "No.", that we disagree here???
Yes, this here is a bug.
It is a legal bug, for a number of very good legal reasons,
and, it should also be a Debian policy bug, if it isn't yet.
..this particular bug plays right into the confusion that Microsoft is
trying to bring into case law and legislation, to confuse and blur the
distinction between contracts such as those you enter into whenever
you buy a car, a home or Microsoft Windows, with an "Ok"-button or
some other form of entry into said contract, and those licences where
I allow you the privilige to park in front of my home whenever I don't
need that space myself and where you allow me selling kde under
..so, yes, it is a bug.
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;o)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
Scenarios always come in sets of three:
best case, worst case, and just in case.