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

Brett Carrington writes:
> So is that what might allow me, for example, to use Microsoft software I
> purchased without accepting the EULA?

If you can get Microsoft to sell you a copy without requiring as part of
the purchase agreement acceptance of the EULA.  The EULA is a contract.  It
says that in return for a copy of the subject work you agree to abide by
the terms of the EULA, which forbid you to do some things that you would be
allowed to do in its absence.  The GPL, in contrast, only grants you rights
that you would not have in its absence.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, Wisconsin

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