Dave J Woolley david.woolley at
Mon Jan 29 20:11:49 UTC 2001

> From:	Alexander Eichler [SMTP:alexander.eichler at]
> in US, it needs copyright law to act like it does. Conclusion is, that GPL
> is only a possibility to give the right to use to somebody else. Copyright
> beneath this still exists. So GPL is a license agreement. As any other
	GPL is founded on copyright.  In fact, I've heard that
	the FSF will insist that copyright ownership is made
	very clear before accepting something under the Gnu 

> In US it is said that there is no way to prevent people of distributing
> derivative works. There is a discussion whether GPL is an agreement, a
	[DJW:] This is a design aim of the GPL, not a side

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