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Re: freedomization task list [was: Re: Dangerous precedent being

On Tue, Dec 14, 1999 at 03:00:12PM -0500, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> The GPL is also not a contract, it's a public license.

It's a license which offers contractual terms for those who wish to
redistribute the software. In exchange for restricting yourself to the
conditions of the license you gain the right to redistribute the software.

Of course, you already have certain rights with the software anyways,
(you have the right to make a backup copy and to run the program,
for example).  However, those rights are much more restrictive than
those laid out in the GPL.


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