Subject: Re: More licensing flames...
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/22/1998 21:04:37
[ On Tue, September 22, 1998 at 11:22:28 (-0700), Curt Sampson wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: More licensing flames...
> On Tue, 22 Sep 1998, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> > Given my current understanding of Canadian copyright law and the way the
> > GNU GPL is worded....
> I am not sure how copyright law gets involved in this. In the end,
> copyright says `you may not copy this unless the owner of the
> copyright allows you to.' It then goes on to define what sort of
> things can be copyrighted. As I understand it, the licence is just
> the list of conditions that must be fulfilled by you in order to
> have the ability to copy the item in question. There's no reason
> anything in copyright law has to apply to the licence.

Well, it's a "copyright license" and can only be valid in the context of
Copyright Law.

I've given more concrete examples of why I think this is valid in other
postings.  If I wasn't clear enough or you'd like to discuss this
further, please do send me e-mail....

							Greg A. Woods

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