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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WereCatf
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2006-02-15

Some GPL software distributors do require the user to accept the GPL license during install.
How do you USE software without obtaining it from DISTRIBUTION ?


I can only assume those distributors themselves have just copied that practice from proprietary solutions without thinking. GPL is a copyright license, not an EULA per se, and is invalid when only using the software or code. GPL (and copyright law itself) applies only when distributing such yourself.

I give you that that it's a bad practice to ask users to agree or disagree with GPL before they can install the software in question; you are not required to agree with GPL to use GPLed software and thus the dialog is unneeded.

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bitwelder Member since:
2010-04-27

Heh, actually if there someone who has to agree/disagree with the GPL that one is not the final user but the developer/seller, when they choose it as their licensing scheme for 100% original code, or when they decide to include GPL-software in their product.

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