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Re: the FSF's GPLv3 launch conference

On Sun, Jan 08, 2006 at 08:53:23AM +1100, Andrew Donnellan wrote:
> 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
> copies.

> This discussion is quite irrelevant

Yes.  Can y'all stop feeding the troll (kook) now, please?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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