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Re: Bug#317359: kde: ..3'rd "Help"->"About $KDE-app" tab calls the GPL "License Agreement", ie; a contract.

On Fri, Jul 08, 2005 at 02:08:17PM +0300, Riku Voipio wrote:
> package kde
> severity 317359 wishlist
> thanks
> > ...summarian conclusion: Just remove "Agreement" from those tabs, leave
> > "License" on them.  ;o)
> > ...subject 'n justification tells the story, further discussion can be
> > found on Groklaw and likely d-legal too, the GPL is a license because it
> > gives a permission to do something, such as distribution, on a certain 
> > condition, "also distribute the source."  
> I'm sorry, but I find you hard to follow. I find your ideas very
> far-fetched. Unless the debian-legal crowd agrees that having GPL
> on a tab called "License agreement" is serious bug, I plan to close 
> this bug soon.

Technically he's right.  You don't have to accept the GPL unless you intend
to distribute the software.  So IMHO, the word 'agreement' here is not 
entirely accurate.  I don't think it's worthy of a 'serious' severity,
but 'minor' or 'wishlist' likely fits the bill.  Either way, it's (IMO
again) a legitimate bug, so you shouldn't close it until it's resolved.


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