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
> > ...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.