For Approval: GPLv3

Chris Travers chris at
Fri Aug 31 20:48:14 UTC 2007

Raj Mathur wrote:
> All it seems to say is that the licensor and licensee may choose to 
> enter into a contractual relationship outside of the rights granted by 
> GPLv3, which relationship is independent of the GPLv3.  The 
> phrase "Whether and when" clearly indicates that there is no implicit 
> or explicit contract created as a consequence of the GPLv3 itself.

I read it as, "Lawyers tell us this is a contract.  We don't really care 
if it is a legal contract or not as long as it governs the 
redistribution of this work."

Note that here you have specific obligations made on both parties to the 
contract.  Offer + Acceptance + Consideration = ?

IANAL, but....

Best Wishes,
Chris Travers

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