"Alfred M\. Szmidt" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > Once again, I do NOT have to be the owner of the CD to accept the > license.
I agree. Section 2, in the part about the notice to be displayed on interactive programs, further reinforces this. "c) If the modified program normally reads commands interactively when run, you must cause it, when started running for such interactive use in the most ordinary way, to print or display an announcement including an appropriate copyright notice and a notice that there is no warranty (or else, saying that you provide a warranty) and that users may redistribute the program under these conditions, and telling the user how to view a copy of this License. This explicitly states, what the preamble hinted at, that *ALL USERS* (that is anyone running the program not just the owner of the physical media on which the program resides) of the GPL'd program have the right to accept the licence and become a licensee. This clause is basically telling owners of a copy who have modified it that they must inform users of the modified program (not just people to whom they distribute copies) the rights that the GPL provides them. Taking this in conjunction with clause 3b, even if the user is not allowed to copy the binary from the system on which it is being run then they are, under the terms of the GPL allowed to obtain the source code of the program (being as it has to be made available to *all* third parties who request it). _______________________________________________ Gnu-misc-discuss mailing list Gnuemail@example.com http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-misc-discuss