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

On 7/10/05, Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 10, 2005 at 11:56:50AM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > Maybe impractical, but so far I can't see why they should be non-free.
> Now you're claiming that an impractical license can be free?  I think
> your notion of what is "free" is so patently absurd that I can't be
> bothered to argue with you--"we require the freedom to modify and
> distribute, but license restrictions that make those freedoms impractical
> to exercise are fine!"

Glenn, you said that "click-wrap" licenses are impractical and Marco
agreed with you.  You said nothing about the license contents.  If
you're wanting to take issue with Marco's agreement with your position
that the "click-wrap" method of accepting a license is impractical,
please keep in mind that the method by which a user agrees to a
license has nothing to do with the contents of that license.

I'm unclear how on the one hand you can say they are impractical
(click-wrap licenses) and then call absurd someone's agreement with
that contention.  Can you please clarify this disconnect?


"With the way things are starting to go in this country, if forced to
choose between being caught with a van full of pirated DVDs or heroin
you'd actually have to pause and think about it." -- Michael Bell,

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