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Re: Another GNU License Question

From: mike3
Subject: Re: Another GNU License Question
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2007 20:46:00 -0700
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On Aug 11, 9:09 pm, John Hasler <> wrote:
> mike3 writes:
> > Or am I missing something here?
> Yes.  The license does not apply to you, the author.  It describes the
> privileges that you are granting to those who receive copies from you
> (directly or indirectly).  It places no limits on what you do with your own
> work (nor could it if it wanted to).

So then the "you" there refers to "you the user", not "you the
The GNU License is addressed to the user, not the author, and not
from the view of a spectator watching the user/author thingy, as it is
an _end-user_ license agreement. An agreement the _end user_
signs to use the free software.

Is this right?

What exactly then is being said in the quoted passage?

> --
> John Hasler
> Dancing Horse Hill
> Elmwood, WI USA

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