Fwd: study of GNU GPL vs MS EULA

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Apr 29 05:53:21 UTC 2003

Correcting myself:

> 2.  At no point does Zymaris explain the surrounding legal framework in
> which the two licences operate:  The GNU GPL does not purport to be a
> contract (though it has some contract-like language).  Instead, its
> basis lies entirely within copyright law, purporting to extend contract
> law's default permissions grant for anyone willing to accept attached
> provisos.

Should be "copyright".  Apologies for the cut-and-paste error.

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