Manifestation of Assent

John Cowan jcowan at
Wed Oct 30 04:15:59 UTC 2002

Lawrence E. Rosen scripsit:

> There's been much discussion lately about click-wrap licenses.  I'm
> attaching an article I wrote on this topic for my Linux Journal column.
> Please don't distribute this article without my permission so that Linux
> Journal will have the opportunity to publish it first.  /Larry Rosen

Thanks for the preview.

I realize that typeface is inelastic, but I wish you had squeezed in
a sentence about the GPL's view of assent: you assent by copying,
modifying, or distributing, since these are things that would otherwise
be forbidden by law.

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