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From: Alexander Terekhov (terekhov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-30 15:47:03

Momchil Velikov wrote:
> >>>>> "Alexander" == Alexander Terekhov <terekhov_at_[hidden]> writes:
> Alexander> You can violate the distribution right only with
> Alexander> illegal/unlawful/pirated copies
> But the only way to obtain a legal copy is to accept the license:
> "5. You are not required to accept this License, since you have not
> signed it. However, nothing else grants you permission to modify or
> distribute the Program or its derivative works. These actions are
> prohibited by law if you do not accept this License"
> Is it possible to accept it and not be bound by its terms ?

You don't "accept" anything when you buy a book. Stallman wrote the
GPL long before Softman vs Adobe... if you want reciprocal share-
alike "license" that works, use the CPL, the OSL, and other solid
contractual stuff like that. Well, read also this:
(The Role of Intellectual Property in Open Source Software)

My humbly "A+B" can be found here:

Uhmm, here's "C" (WRT nonliteral copying):


  Christian Nadan, A Proposal to Recognize Component Works:
  How a Teddy Bears on the Competing Ends of Copyright Law


  Christopher Heer, The Case against Copyright Protection of
  Non-literal Elements of Computer Software



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