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

tb@MIT.EDU (Thomas Bushnell, BSG) writes:

> All the owner can take back is the promise as it applies to new copies.

That is bad enough as it is. It means that once the owner changes his
mind, we lose the right to make and distribute new modifications:
I might still have the right to make one modified copy of the work,
but I don't have any right to copy that one copy further.

This still seems to imply that free software is not possible under
U.S. law...

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                                 selskab med forgreninger i hele verden, som
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