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Re: software licensing

john@dhh.gt.org <john@dhh.gt.org> wrote:
> Possession is not ownership. If I issue one of the kids that stack
> hay for me a set of hay hooks and tell him to stack hay with them
> and instead he uses them to play Tarzan in the barn rafters, I can
> fire him for it. If I issue him a copy of gcc and tell him to compile
> programs with it and instead he makes copies to give his friends I can
> fire him for that. It's my copy and he misused it. Nothing to do with
> the GPL.

No, you never had that right.

The person who gave it to you distributed it under terms where anyone
could copy it.  Those don't go away just because you're not a distributor.


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