[Bf-committers] extension clause

Dan Eicher dan at trollwerks.org
Mon Nov 22 00:46:03 CET 2010

On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 3:04 PM, Benjamin Tolputt <btolputt at internode.on.net
> wrote:
> It may be illegal (for example) for me to hack their network (& hence be
> arrested), but it is not illegal for me to distribute any GPL software I
> find there so long as they recieved it from elsewhere without changing it
> themselves (i.e. it was distributed to them as is).
> More likely your crime would preclude you from being protected under the
licensing terms since you were never the legal recipient of said
software. Just because something is under the GPL doesn't give anyone carte
blanche permission to use, modify and copy but merely the folks who legally
obtained it.


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