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Re: Effect of transfer of copyright on free software licenses?


From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: Effect of transfer of copyright on free software licenses?
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 16:17:40 -0500
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Hyman Rosen writes:
> There is no need for a signed license in the absence of a conflicting
> transfer.

It is not at all clear that the GPL is not a signed license in the broad
sense in which judges often interpret "signed".  "Signed written document"
does not necessarily mean a quill pen scratching on parchment.  It merely
implies an individual's explicit agreement to a set of terms recorded in a
permanent medium.
-- 
John Hasler 
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Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA


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