Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Sep 2010 23:38 UTC
Legal EULAs, and whatever nonsense they may contain, are legally binding in the US. Have a great weekend!
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Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

The GNU GPL, BSD, Apache and all other free software licenses are also EULA-en.


Jesus H. Christ, are you people intentionally spreading lies or what? How many times has this been cleared up, like a billion times?

An EULA governs USE. It's in the name for god's sake: END USER license agreement.

The GPL/etc. do NOT govern use. They govern DISTRIBUTION.

This isn't rocket science, people.

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TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Wow, you... don't understand these licenses.

An EULA covers both use _and_ distribution.
The majority of FLOSS licenses explicitly waive all restrictions on use, and explicitly state that it's not guaranteed to be good for any purpose, but can be used for any purpose.
They grant the right to use it however you wish.
They grant the right to distribute however you wish, sometimes requiring you to also distribute source code.

I'm not lying, and I'm not wrong. Have you ever read these licenses? If not, you're no better than the people who don't read Proprietary EULA, then get angry when they are required to comply.

End User License Agreement.
Redistribution as part of an operating system is a use.
The end user is whoever is using it.
The GNU General Public LICENSE.
Which you must AGREE TO to USE(and/or copy) it.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Have you ever read these licenses?


Uh, kiddo, I've read and studied them more often than you can imagine.

The GNU General Public LICENSE.
Which you must AGREE TO to USE(and/or copy) it.


Uh, wrong. As wrong as wrong can ever be. The GPL covers ONLY distribution, and as such, a user NEVER has to agree with the GPL. Where do you get this nonsense?

Just read this little 101, okay kiddo? I'm SO sick of people like you spreading these kinds of lies. These are such basic things that have been explained SO MANY TIMES it is just BAFFLING to see people repeat them STILL.

http://www.osnews.com/story/22233/The_Difference_Between_EULAs_and_...

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Bounty Member since:
2006-09-18

"The GNU GPL, BSD, Apache and all other free software licenses are also EULA-en.
Jesus H. Christ, are you people intentionally spreading lies or what? How many times has this been cleared up, like a billion times? An EULA governs USE. It's in the name for god's sake: END USER license agreement. The GPL/etc. do NOT govern use. They govern DISTRIBUTION. This isn't rocket science, people. "

I thought the case that this article is based on is about distribution?

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