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#471 Installer: accepting GNU GPL should not be required

Squirrel SQL
closed-fixed
Rob Manning
Core (461)
1
2015-01-08
2007-01-03
Olivier Mengué
No

The GNU GPL is a distribution licence.
Acceptance of the terms of the licence should not be required to INSTALL or USE the software because the licence applies only to people who RE-DISTRIBUTE the software.

See http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#ClickThrough

Discussion

    • priority: 5 --> 1
     
    • summary: Installer: accepting GNU GPL should be required --> Installer: accepting GNU GPL should not be required
     
  • Colin Bell
    Colin Bell
    2007-01-04

    • assigned_to: colbell --> nobody
     
  • Rob Manning
    Rob Manning
    2007-01-31

    • assigned_to: nobody --> manningr
    • status: open --> open-accepted
     
  • Rob Manning
    Rob Manning
    2007-01-31

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    That link reads:

    "Some software packaging systems have a place which requires you to click through or otherwise indicate assent to the terms of the GPL. This is neither required nor forbidden. With or without a click through, the GPL's rules remain the same. Merely agreeing to the GPL doesn't place any obligations on you. You are not required to agree to anything to merely use software which is licensed under the GPL. You only have obligations if you modify or distribute the software. If it really bothers you to click through the GPL, nothing stops you from hacking the software to bypass this."

    Neither required nor forbidden. As I read it, it's a neutral statement on whether or not the license should be there. Nonetheless, I have no problem with removing it.

    Rob

     
  • Rob Manning
    Rob Manning
    2007-02-21

    • status: open-accepted --> closed-fixed
     
  • Rob Manning
    Rob Manning
    2007-02-21

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    Fixed in CVS.