Vaughan Johnson wrote:
> Chris Cannam wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 10:10 PM, Chris Cannam
>> <cannam@...> wrote:
>>> Personally, I like seeing the GPL in a click-through window on the
>> Though, if it's true (I don't have Windows to hand here) that it says
>> you must accept before you can go on, then that could be worded
>> better. For example, if it just suggested that you should read it or
>> be aware of it rather than insisting you accept. It could still ask
>> you to take some clicky action before you can go any further.
>> I'm quite sure that asking you to accept is not a violation of the GPL
>> though, any more than it would be to ask you to accept that 2+2=4
>> before you can run the program. Precisely because the GPL isn't an
>> agreement, there is nothing in it to agree to in any legal sense, so
>> the only possible interpretation of acceptance is simply
>> acknowledgement that these are the terms under which the program was
>> distributed to you. That is surely not any kind of legal commitment
>> or restriction.
> Thanks, Chris. I thought about that, just making it an information
> screen rather than agree/don't agree, but we use InnoSetup for the
> installer, and it's license page feature is not modifiable.
> I could probably remove that page and create a custom page, but as you
> indicate, there's no legal commitment, so no reason not to accept it.
> I can't recall this ever having come up before, and I know of no cases
> out of tens of millions of users, where it was a problem. So, I think we
> have better things to do than to change it.
> - Vaughan
Add it as P5.
Change the wording:
0) Say that there is a license that covers some aspects of
redistribution of Audacity
1) Say that this is GPL (Free Software).
2) A few sentences about 4 freedoms.
3) What it means for user (i.e. do whatever you wish on YOUR computer,
but you have to follow the GPL if you redistribute)
4) "If you want to know more (or just curious) - read below"
5) Full text of GPL
While changing "accept/don't accept" to just "ok" would have been good,
this could definitely wait until forever. Rewording should be enough for