For Approval: GPLv3

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Fri Aug 31 21:19:01 UTC 2007

Chris Travers wrote:
> 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.

However, there most definitely are qualified lawyers (e.g. Eben Moglen)
who believe it /should/ be interpreted only as a license.

Matt Flaschen

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