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Re: Question About GNU General Public License


From: telford
Subject: Re: Question About GNU General Public License
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 08:41:14 -0000

David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:

> Certainly.  But you'll have a hard time explaining to a court that
> what you sold to the customer and that what the customer desired to
> have was an incomplete program that will not run.  In particular if
> you give the customer tested instructions and scripts for combining
> your program with copyrighted material.

A set of tools and instructions to perform a legal act.

> If I sell bombs with instructions "fill in fertilizer XYZ-34 here",
> can I explain to a court of law that I am not actually selling bombs
> since the things won't explode before the customer fills in
> the fertilizer which I don't sell?

A set of tools and instructions to perform an illegal act.

Seems quite different to me...

        - Tel


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