A new open source license

Paul Crowley paul at hedonism.demon.co.uk
Sat May 15 02:14:22 UTC 1999

Ken Arromdee <arromdee at inetnow.net> writes:

[on clause 5 of the GPL]

> The clause following the "Therefore" doesn't logically follow from the
> clauses that it is supposed to logically follow from.  Someone who
> copies the code doesn't _automatically_ accept the conditions.  If
> they distribute but don't accept the conditions, then they're a
> software pirate and you can sue them...  but you can't act as if the
> license has been accepted and can't, for instance, copy the
> modifications.

It sounds to me like you're right.  What should GPL v3 say instead?
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