Re: A letter for Mr. Darl McBride - personal use
Brett Carrington writes:
> 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.
The GPL applies only to copying, modification and distribution. From the
Activities other than copying, distribution and modification are
not covered by this License; they are outside its scope. The act
of running the Program is not restricted...
> 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.
No license is required to use a work. Legal possession of a copy suffices.
Copyright limits only the making of copies and the creation of derivatives.
The right to make temporary copies incidental to normal use as in copying a
program into memory is implicit.
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Dancing Horse Hill