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Legal EULAs, and whatever nonsense they may contain, are legally binding in the US. Have a great weekend!
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lemur2
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2007-02-17

How is the creation and distribution of a derivative work not a 'use' of the software?


The meanings of the words as used within the GPL license text is actually defined in the GPL text.

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html

Section 0 "Definitions".
To “propagate” a work means to do anything with it that, without permission, would make you directly or secondarily liable for infringement under applicable copyright law, except executing it on a computer or modifying a private copy. Propagation includes copying, distribution (with or without modification), making available to the public, and in some countries other activities as well.

To “convey” a work means any kind of propagation that enables other parties to make or receive copies. Mere interaction with a user through a computer network, with no transfer of a copy, is not conveying.


My bold.

The acts you describe, to whit "the creation and distribution of a derivative work", would come within the meaning of the term "propagate" (rather than merely "use") as defined for the purposes of the GPL.

Edited 2010-09-12 06:54 UTC

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