Re: Bug#317359: kde: ..3'rd "Help"->"About $KDE-app" tab calls th e GPL "License Agreement", ie; a contract.
On Thu, Jul 14, 2005 at 11:09:45AM -0700, Sean Kellogg wrote:
> Yes, I am aware that if you spontaneously HAVE a copy that its not
> infringement, it is the ACT of copying that is infringing. And no, I'm not
> interested in those cases. I am interested in cases where people are running
> apt-get and COPYING the code from the archives to their personal machines.
They're not copying the code. Debian is. They are *requesting* a copy,
which Debian's FTP daemon makes, and then sends to them. They can't be the
ones making the copy, since they are not in possession of the 'original'.
It's not substantially different than having a friend copy a Debian CD for
them, other than the ephemeral copies made in memory during the download,
which, to my knowledge, have been ruled not to infringe.