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Re: [tlug] GPL Quote

On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 3:06 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull <> wrote:
> 葉潤 理男 writes:
>  > It's only when you try to distribute the GPL-ed software that
>  > copyright comes in to play and you have to follow the terms of the
>  > license.
> Again, not true.  Copyright comes into play as soon as you do anything
> but try to run a binary or view source, since you can't do anything
> with software without making copies (eg, long-term media to RAM to
> cache to CPU).

Actually, it is true.  The reason it is true though, is because the
license says so.  GPL (even V3) says that if you don't give anything
away, you can do whatever you want on your own machine.  ^^

Ok.. Maybe that was not my most helpful contribution.  :P


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