German software licensing law
seth.johnson at RealMeasures.dyndns.org
Tue Sep 27 13:58:55 UTC 2005
To be more particular, the GPL doesn't actually grant you an
exemption; it stipulates what kinds of derivative works you can
produce from the work in question. It asserts a right in a
certain way; it doesn't, in its formal legal structure, exempt
you from the right. What you are describing -- "you are exempt
if you also pass on freedoms" -- would require a contract.
Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> Licenses don't bind people, so they're not as dangerous. Licenses grant you
> exceptions to the laws that already bind you. For example, the GPL grants
> you exceptions to copyright law (copyright law says "you can't copy", the
> GPL says "you are exempt from that - so you can copy - IF you also pass on
> these freedoms...". (The "IF" isn't a binding, it's a condition on a
> Can someone correct me if I'm wrong?
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