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Re: [Fwd: Re: Opinion: NVIDIA drivers are a Good Thing [tm]]



On May 18, 2004, Arjan van de Ven <arjanv redhat com> wrote:

> On Tue, 2004-05-18 at 21:08, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> On May 18, 2004, Rui Miguel Seabra <rms 1407 org> wrote:
>> 
>> > If this is true, then it should be considered a bug. I'll investigate
>> > later...
>> 
>> You're not required to accept the GNU GPL to run the code.  The GNU
>> GPL explicitly says that anything but copying, distribution and
>> modification are outside of its scope, and that the act of running the
>> program is not restricted.

> Well in most of Europe, copying the binary code from disk to ram or from
> ram to CPU is distributing as explicit part of copyright law ;)

distributing?  I could understand copying, but distributing?!?

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Alexandre Oliva             http://www.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
Red Hat Compiler Engineer   aoliva {redhat com, gcc.gnu.org}
Free Software Evangelist  oliva {lsd ic unicamp br, gnu.org}



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