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Re: the FSF's GPLv3 launch conference

On 1/8/06, Alexander Terekhov <alexander.terekhov@gmail.com> wrote:
> Unrestricted downloads of the GPL'd stuff aside for a moment, the GPL
> gives me a copy or two. Thank you. The distribution of those copies (as
> I see fit) is made under 17 USC 109, not the GPL. Being not a contract
> (according to the FSF), the GPL is irrelevant at the time of distribution.

However, the law only gives you the right to sell and *dispose* the
work, e.g. selling a book. The law was not originally designed with
software in mind. So if you do not accept the GPL, then you can give a
copy of the program to me, but you will have to delete all of your own

This discussion is quite irrelevant - Alexander, if you have any
problems with the GPL that you want to be fixed, ask for them to be
discussed at the GPL3 conference. That's what it's for.


> regards,
> alexander.

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