Subscription/Service Fees - OSD Intent

David Johnson david at
Thu Mar 29 19:28:51 UTC 2001

On Thursday March 29 2001 12:51 pm, Forrest J Cavalier III wrote:

> There was also another point of contention.  Apparently in
> German the idea of "right to do something" is not the same
> as "permission to do something."  (It was very difficult to
> determine that it was this difference which was causing
> us to argue in circles.)

That's interesting to know. But even in English the word "right" can be very 
confusing. In the case of software licenses, the users' rights granted by the 
author are synonymous with "permission" while the right retained by the 
author are synonymous with "priviledge".

David Johnson

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