Re: freedomization task list [was: Re: Dangerous precedent being
On Tue, Dec 14, 1999 at 05:03:00PM -0500, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> It's a license which offers terms for those who wish to redistribute
> the software. The terms are not contractual (though in many respects
> the *interpretation* of the words follows similar rules to the rules
> for interpreting contracts)--the terms are a grant of permission.
> You are trying to make it a "contract" by rephrasing it as an
> "exchange", but it really doesn't legally function that way. A
> contract has many properties that the GPL lacks. It is instead a grant
> of permission, like where a person gives you permission to borrow
> their car or walk across their field.
Ok, what -- specifically -- is the distinction?