Open Source Click-Wrap Notice

John Cowan jcowan at
Wed Aug 7 12:32:04 UTC 2002

Forrest J. Cavalier III scripsit:

> Section 117 (a) has an exception, but I am not sure that
> it is adequate to compile source code into a library or
> even an executable.

Why not?  If source code is what you have, then the compiled version
is obviously "created as an essential step in the utilization of the
computer program in conjunction with a machine".

> Secondly, the exception applies only
> if you are "an owner of a copy."

Which in Open Source contexts you clearly are: you have rightfully
acquired the copy.

John Cowan                              <jcowan at>    
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