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

On 7/12/05, Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 12, 2005 at 08:39:35AM -0500, Christofer C. Bell wrote:
> > Glenn, you said that "click-wrap" licenses are impractical and Marco
> > agreed with you.  You said nothing about the license contents.
> Chris, a click-wrap license allowing redistribution would contain a clause
> requiring that distributors put recipients through a click-wrap as well.
> That *is* license contents; it's a specific and onerous restriction on
> redistribution.  That would not only require that "apt-get install" display
> and confirm licenses, but also "apt-get source", and would probably prohibit
> anonymous CVS and source tarballs on anonymous FTP entirely.  If click-wrap
> is desired, then the copyright holder wants explicit (not implicit, "by
> conduct") agreement, and click-wrap would be required by the license at
> every place the software is distributed.

So what you're saying is not that the contents of the license are the
problem, but that fact that the user is required to acknowledge that
the license has been displayed to them is the burdensome requirement? 
Is that right?


"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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