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Re: GPL scripts with a GPL-incompatible interpreter

Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> writes:

> Scripsit tb@becket.net (Thomas Bushnell, BSG)
> > Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> writes:
> > > What must I say to communicate the message that the case you describe
> > > here is the *non-interesting* one?
> > Well, it's the one that matters. You want to rephrase it, and yet the
> > phrasing matters.
> I don't want to rephrase anything. In fact I've tried hard to go with
> your phrasing each time. However, I see that it is impossible to get
> you to understand what I'm trying to say, so I'll stop trying here.

I think I *do* understand what you're saying.  What I'm saying is that
the distinction you are trying to raise is orthogonal to the legal
one, which always looks to your intention.  So that there is no way to
evade the GPL by doing things that happen to be individually OK, and
in sum, just happen to get around the license.  They only way to do
this is if it is *really* an accident; not as something you plan on,
since that would, ipso facto, be an intention.

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