Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Nov 2009 23:55 UTC
Mac OS X Apple has finally released Mac OS X 10.6.2, the latest version of its Snow Leopard operating system, and be prepared for a massive update for your Mac: 473MB. There's a lot of stuff in here, and among other things, it includes a fix for the guest account data loss bug.
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RE[3]: Comment by haus
by aliquis on Tue 10th Nov 2009 07:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by haus"
aliquis
Member since:
2005-07-23

But if he don't accept it how can he then still have the rights given away in the license!?! ;)

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RE[4]: Comment by haus
by lemur2 on Tue 10th Nov 2009 09:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by haus"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

But if he don't accept it how can he then still have the rights given away in the license!?! ;)


The GPL license says everyone has permission to run the software on as many machines as they please, regardless. Unconditionally. Run it as often as you want in as many places as you want.

People aren't even required to have read the license (let alone accept it) ... they still have permission to run the software. Unconditional permission. Irrevocable permission.

Fill your boots. Enjoy.

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RE[4]: Comment by haus
by r_a_trip on Tue 10th Nov 2009 12:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by haus"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

But if he don't accept it how can he then still have the rights given away in the license!?!

The General Public License places no restrictions whatsoever on use of the software. The GPL places restrictions on (re)distribution.

You don't have to agree to anything if you want to run GPL software for any purpose. That permission is already granted to everyone. You can even use it to power your world domination death ray machine.

The only time the GPL kicks in is in the event you (if you are not the original author of the code) distribute/convey/give a copy of GPL-ed compiled binaries or source code to a third party. An act forbidden by standard copyright laws.

The only permission you have to redistribute are the terms set in the GPL. Don't honor the (re)distribution terms and you've just committed copyright infringement under standard copyright law.

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