You are not a licensee, as you are not the owner of the copy. So the GPL language does not apply to you when it says "you".
Since I'm in the lawful posession of the copy, I'm am allowed to accept the GPL. Section 0, section 1 (since you are to lazy to read the GPL) also applies. It says no such thing. The complete section 0 is 0. This License applies to any program or other work which contains a notice placed by the copyright holder saying it may be distributed under [...] I suggest you continue reading section 1, 2 and 3. If you are going to quote things, read the bit you quote. Nothing of what I have written is wrong. It is stated _explcitly_ in the license. Without ownership of a physical copy, there is no licensee. Once again, I do NOT have to be the owner of the CD to accept the license. There is nothing in section 0 that declares anybody coming across code a licensee, and indeed that would be frivolous. For the sake of my own sanity, I'll give you this. Section 1 state it. 1. You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Program's source code as you receive it, in any medium, provided that you I recived the source code from my employeer. I get the right to copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Program's source code in any medium (provided I do some stuff which I didn't quote here). The terms of the license apply to the licensee, not every bystander. You are not a licensee. Since I recived the source code, *I*AM*IN*FACT*THE*LICENSEE*. The GNU General Public License version 2 explcicly states this. _______________________________________________ Gnu-misc-discuss mailing list Gnufirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-misc-discuss