Re: Draft Summary: MPL is not DFSG free
Lex Spoon said on Fri, Jun 11, 2004 at 05:43:31PM -0400,:
> A license text is simply a proposed contract,
Right and wrong.
A document allowing your neighbout over your property is a
contract. The law relating to immoveable property (real property)
calls it a license. Its validity is governed by law of contracts.
A document allowing your neighbout to use a work copyrighted you is
also a license. This license is governed by _copyright_ law.
> and a license is what you obtain after you agree to follow a
> license text.
Under law of contract, yes. Under copyright law, a license can be a
unilateral grant. WHich is what GPL does.
> Heck, you can mail RMS your signed agreement
Yes. Your ISP/department of posts / courier will be richer. No other
Mahesh T. Pai <<>> http://paivakil.port5.com
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