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Re: A letter for Mr. Darl McBride - personal use

On Sun, Feb 01, 2004 at 06:27:59PM -0600, John Hasler wrote:
> Brett Carrington writes:
> > Music artists expect royalties programmers expect wages...
> These people are creating their works as part of some sort of bargain.
> > ...or in GPL'd code, license compliance...
> I release my software under the GPL.  However, users do not need to agree
> to the GPL because under US copyright law legal possession of a copy gives
> them all the rights they need.
> > I don't think the majority of leaches are in good karma-standing w.r.t
> > this.
> I inferred that you were calling those who use Free Software without
> "giving back" leaches.  That is what I responded to.
Sorry, I misunderstood. The GPL should be accepted in any case though,
otherwise a user can not be sure he has the right to use a copyrighted
work. This assumes you don't have another free license they can accept.

It's my understanding that you still have to give explicit permission
to let someone use your copyrighted work. The GPL allows this and more.

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