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Re: Fwd: figlet license change from Artistic to Clarified Artistic or Artistic 2.0?

On Wed, Nov 03, 2004 at 10:01:59AM -0500, John Cowan wrote:
> The GPL isn't a contract, everyone agrees on that.  So how can the
> licensor be bound by it?  If EvilCo buys the copyright of Alice's
> GPLed Hummity software, they can announce "No more GPL on Hummity" and then
> sue, say, Bob, who has copied, distributed, or modified after
> hearing (actually or constructively) about the announcement.

The licensor is bound by copyright law.  He cannot distribute the work or
any work based on it without accepting the GPL and abiding by its terms.


Adam McKenna  <adam@debian.org>  <adam@flounder.net>

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