Re: You can't get a copy unless you accept the GPL [was: Re: libkrb53 - odd license term]
Scripsit Francesco Poli <email@example.com>
> > That is: I'm not required to accept the GPL if I simply want to download
> > (and install and use) a GPL'd piece of software.
On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 12:52:37PM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
> If you want to *download* the sofware, then you'd better do it by the
> GPL's terms. "Downloading" implies that you are instructing some
> computer to make create a copy of the Work on your hard drive. Because
> computers, legally speaking, do not *do* anything by themselves, *you*
> are the one who are creating the copy on your hard drive. And creating
> a copy is smack in the middle of the copyright holder's legal
Except, the copy is being made on the server.
It's true that the copy is being stored on the client, but it seems
meaningless to make a distinction between that copy and the copy on