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    SubjectRE: Dell vs. GPL

    > Do not confuse contract and right to use license, they are legally
    > different. There is no contract law in GPL.

    The terms 'contract' and 'license' are interchangeable. The GPL is a
    contract that gives you a right to use certain copryighted works in a way
    you wouldn't otherwise have in exchange for certain compensation. The terms
    of the license act like a contract and can even grant rights not recognized
    under copyright law itself. See, for example, Bowers v. Baystate and ProCD
    Inc v. Zeidenberg.

    Note that things may be very different outside the U.S.


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