Manifestation of Assent

Lawrence E. Rosen lrosen at
Wed Oct 30 16:57:16 UTC 2002

> > > > The GPL folks think it is sufficient.  I don't agree, 
> but I'm not 
> > > > a judge nor am I your lawyer.  :-)
> >
> > I do not believe I have the right to make unauthorized copies or 
> > derivative works of GPL-licensed software.  Just in case 
> it's needed, 
> > the previous sentence is a manifestation of my assent.
> I'm having trouble reconciling these two statements then. Am 
> I missing something?

As someone who knows about the GPL, I cannot claim that I don't know
what I'm doing when I accept a piece of GPL-licensed software.  I am
willing to assent to the GPL terms and conditions.  It doesn't matter to
me what legal theory the GPL lawyers want to use to enforce their

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