On Tue, 14 Feb 2006 08:17:17 +0100, Stefaan A Eeckels <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Mon, 13 Feb 2006 22:14:27 -0600 > Isaac <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >> On Mon, 13 Feb 2006 09:51:32 +0100, Stefaan A Eeckels >> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >> > I believe that in both cases, the person or entity wishing to >> > accept the GPL has to be in possession of a lawful copy. For >> > example, if you steal a CD with GPLed software from me, you are not >> > in a position to claim that you are entitled to redistribute this >> > software under the GPL, as I >> >> While I agree with your result, your result does not require that you >> can only become a licensee by possessing a lawful copy. Even if the >> the copyright holder were to provide you a written license allowying >> you to copy his software at any time, you would still not have the >> right to come into my house unbidden to copy from my hard drive. > > Surely we're discussing how many angles can dance on a pinhead. Can you > please give another way to become a licensee of a GPLed work than by > > a) getting a license from the author without first getting a lawful copy > > b) accepting the GPL through copying and/or preparing a derivative work.
Item a sounds good to me as a method other than receiveing a copy. As I suggested, I'm basically quibbling with your logic rather than your result. Isaac _______________________________________________ Gnu-misc-discuss mailing list Gnuemail@example.com http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-misc-discuss