RFH: GPLv3

Michael Eager eager@eagercon.com
Mon Jul 16 15:45:00 GMT 2007


Richard Kenner wrote:
>> A contract requires  parties who come to an agreement.  Further it requires
>> consideration.  Neither are present in the GPL.
> 
> Of course software licenses have consideration: one party is getting to use
> software and the other party is giving the conditions (very roughly speaking)
> under which that software can be used.

No, no, no.  A consideration is an exchange of value.  It's part of a contract.
A license is not a contract.

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