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Re: Another GNU License Question

From: mike3
Subject: Re: Another GNU License Question
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2007 22:03:58 -0700
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On Aug 12, 9:36 pm, John Hasler <> wrote:
> I wrote:
> > No, it's a license granting conditional permission for recipients of
> > copies to distribute the software.  No license is required to use it.
> mike3 writes:
> > But the permission is granted to the user. I didn't say you need some
> > other license to use the GPL.
> In the US you don't need _any_ license to use software of which you own a
> copy.  The GPL grants conditional permission to distribute.  If you do not
> distribute you need not accept the GPL.  You can just use the program as
> permitted by copyright law.

But the GPL does not impose a restriction on the person _creating_ the
software who intends to release it under the GPL, right?

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

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