[MPlayer-dev-eng] KiSS of copyright
ivan at cacad.com
Fri Mar 26 22:14:49 CET 2004
BTW KiSS discusion have moved to mplayer-legal (developers only)
All developers that have not subscribed there, please do.
Now about copyright, use and GPL.
I think that Christof is tring to explain, that
if KiSS don't accept the GPL license, we may bring to trail
not only KiSS Technology, but also all its costumers, that
use the contaminated firmware.
I could say that this is a very good reason
KiSS to replace all contaminated firmware.
Christof Buergi said:
> D Richard Felker III sagte:
>> Your law, not mine. I speak of US law.
> Unless you are able to claim damages (real damages, not punitive
> damages), european law applies.
>> Read paragraph 5:
>> No mention of running the program. In fact, if you READ the FAQs and
>> such on the FSF's website, you'll see that this is the intent.
> Your point being?
>> Then it's illegal to use GPL software in Europe. :))
>> Because...the GPL NEVER, AT ANY POINT gives you permission to "use"
>> the program!
> "The act of running the Program is not restricted."
> Looks pretty much like a permission to me.
>> It doesn't matter if it's considered an agreement. What matters is
>> that you're required to do it to get the source, and that's an
>> additional restriction.
> I have doubts that a judge would consider the requirement to press one
> more button before downloading the software to be a restriction.
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