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Re: Is the University of Edinburgh clickwrap GPL DFSG-free?

On Fri, 03 Nov 2006, Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho wrote:
> Is the following license, displayed as a precondition for
> downloading the software, DFSG-free? (Specifically, are there any
> traps in it that I am not seeing?)

Since (or assuming) it actually is GPLed, you can totally ignore the
clickwrap. Simply arrange[1] to have the code distributed to you
simply under the terms of the GPL. [If it's not possible to ignore the
clickwrap entirely, then it's not actually GPLed.]

Don Armstrong

1: By viewing the source, for example, and constructing a url which
bypasses the clickwrap entirely, or have someone else distribute the
source to you under the GPL.
Grimble left his mother in the food store and went to the launderette
and watched the clothes go round. It was a bit like colour television
only with less plot.
 -- Clement Freud _Grimble_

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