Alexander Terekhov <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > David Kastrup wrote: > > [... license not a contract ...] > > Only if it's a "license" to do something regulated by > government. Like a permit to run a public lottery or become a gun > dealer. Such permits from state are neither contracts nor property > rights. Moglen and RMS managed to bullshit you into believing that > software belongs to state and hence is regulated by "license not a > contract". That may be true in the GNU Republic, but in the rest of > the world IP licenses (to execise exclusive right protected by IP > laws; EULAs aside for a moment) are contracts.
<URL:http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/license> license n. 1) governmental permission to perform a particular act (like getting married), conduct a particular business or occupation, operate machinery or vehicle after proving ability to do so safely, or use property for a certain purpose. 2) the certificate that proves one has been granted authority to do something under governmental license. 3) a private grant of right to use real property for a particular purpose, such as putting on a concert. 4) a private grant of the right to use some intellectual property such as a patent or musical composition. (See: licensee, licensor) As you can see, you are wrong. Again. Too bad. The meaning of "license" you refer to above does not exhaust the legal meanings of that term. Those are meanings 1&2, but meaning 3&4 are also valid uses. -- David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum _______________________________________________ Gnu-misc-discuss mailing list Gnuemail@example.com http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-misc-discuss