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Re: You can't get a copy unless you accept the GPL [was: Re: libkrb53 - odd license term]



On 02 Jun 2004 12:52:37 +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.

Thus a downloaded package (e.g. from Debian mirror network) is legally
different from a package obtained on a CD (e.g. provided by a Debian CD
vendor).
Is that right? If this is the case, I see it as a bit surprising...

Or does the copy from CD to HD (that I must perform in order to install
the package) trigger copyright laws too?
In that case, I cannot install a package without accepting its license:
that sounds strange.
The user can use the software without accepting the license, but the
sysadmin must have accepted it, otherwise he could not install it...


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