For Approval: GPLv3

Raj Mathur raju at
Fri Aug 31 18:21:05 UTC 2007

On Friday 31 August 2007 23:09, Chris Travers wrote:
> I think this point is sort of misunderstood.  Basically, the GPL3
> operates as an agreement over distribution of works.  It is a
> contract (according to footnotes in the Rationale Document or the
> Second Draft). And therefore it specifies a specific relationship
> between the licensor and the recipient based on the licensor's
> original offer of
> permissions.  This license does not allow for third parties to the
> licensing process as do others.

Can you specify precisely where in the Rationale it states that the 
GPLv3 is a contract?  The canonical copy is available at as a PDF file, page and section numbers 
would be useful.  Thanks.

> [stuff relating to contracts snipped]


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