Subject: Re: dealing with 'click-to-accept-GPL' download?
To: Jeff Rizzo <>
From: Greg Troxel <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/02/2005 17:31:00
  The license on it is GPL version 2, but in order to download it from
  their site, you need to "accept" the license via a CGI script, which
  makes it somewhat tricky to download in an automated fashion.

This is goofy, since the GPL is explicitly written as a "bare license"
(nothing else gives you permission to copy) rather than a "contract

I don't see any problem putting the tarball up someplace else, other
than using up bandwidth.  They might not like it, but of course the
GPL quite clearly permits such redistribution.  Such a mirroring might
be perceived by them as rude, though.

        Greg Troxel <>