Re: Not So Simple
Posted Dec 4, 2003 17:42 UTC (Thu) by Ross
In reply to: Not So Simple
Parent article: The GPL Is a License, not a Contract
I think the answer is no, but it doesn't really matter.
Even if a defendant claimed it was a contract there would be clear
evidence that they agreed to it if they are distributing or modifying the
Not all contract require signatures. Buying a candy bar at the store is
a contractual agreement.
As for consideration, the licensee agrees to grant the same rights to
others, including the original author, for their own changes.
So even if someone wanted to argue it was a contract so they could back
out of it, how would they do so without showing that they agreed to the
contract? Or are you talking about the original author backing out?
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