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Re: GPL and other licences


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GPL and other licences
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 00:31:49 +0100
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"Alfred M\. Szmidt" <address@hidden> writes:

>    >    First, no third party (even the author of a GPLed work) can
>    >    give you permission to copy anything from a computer or medium
>    >    that is not your property.
>    >
>    > The owner of the computer/CD explcitly gave this permission by
>    > giving access to the content.  What part of the scenario do you
>    > simply not understand?
>
>    If I give some person the key to my apartment and ask him to fetch
>    a book from there, that does not mean that he gets all rights that
>    I as the owner of the apartment have.  It does not give him
>    permission to read my letters, even though the content of the
>    letters is not tangible property.
>
>    You still confuse "access" and "ownership".  The owner is the
>    licensee, nobody else.
>
> And you are confusing property with software.

What about "permission to read my letters" don't you understand?  You
are being singularly disingenuous.

> If I take your book, you loose the book.

Who is talking about the book?  We are talking about access to the
apartment, and perusal of letter contents.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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