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

On Sun, Feb 01, 2004 at 07:33:23PM -0500, Brett Carrington wrote:
> The GPL should be accepted in any case though,

No, it states that the user is not required to accept it in Section 5:
"You are not required to accept this License, since you have not signed

> otherwise a user can not be sure he has the right to use a copyrighted
> work.

No, it states that it grants no usage rights in Section 0: "Activities
other than copying, distribution and modification are not covered by
this License; they are outside its scope."

> It's my understanding that you still have to give explicit permission
> to let someone use your copyrighted work.

The details depend on the jurisdiction; however, even if explicit
permission it required to use a work, the GPL does not grant it.

> The GPL allows this and more.

Could you please quote the part of the GPL which grants usage rights
according to your understanding?


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