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Re: Questions about legal theory behind (L)GPL

Scripsit "Michael K. Edwards" <m.k.edwards@gmail.com>
> On Thu, 13 Jan 2005 07:46:18 -0500, Nathanael Nerode

>> I guess I'm convinced.  :-)

> That the GPL is legally an offer of contract?  If so, it's good to
> know that the substance of my argument is persuasive to at least one
> person besides myself.  :-)

I got lost somewhere along the way: Why is it important to you whether
the GPL is a "contract" or not?

You don't have to convince me - in my home jurisdiction it is beyond
dispute that application of the GPL would be a matter for our contract
law, and I won't aspire to claim anything about how it works in a
common-law system.

But the heat of the debate nevertheless leaves me wondering what it's
for. Does it make any difference, and if so, what?

Henning Makholm           "Larry wants to replicate all the time ... ah, no,
                   all I meant was that he likes to have a bang everywhere."

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