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Re: Question about the GPL copyright notice and the statement of copying


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Question about the GPL copyright notice and the statement of copying permission not being included in all the source files of a product.
Date: 01 Jul 2004 18:01:18 +0200
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address@hidden (Carthik) writes:

> David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote in message 
> > You own a book if you acquire it from somebody who owns it.  Not
> > because there is some small print in the book that tells you that you
> > own it.
> David, thank you for the comments, but a repeated them in your
> statements are that the license is what the provider "told" me. Now
> are we talking about verbal, voiced agreements? I thought the presence
> of the headers and the license.txt together constitute the license,
> and they are what the author of the software uses to "tell" me what
> conditions he gives me the software in.

If the author of the software can reasonably expect you to take that
as the licence (and convince a jury in the case of necessity), then
that is your licence.

In the details you later gave it seemed rather obvious that there was
no grounds on which you could assume anything different.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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