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InfoWorld: Getting Rid of EULAs While Keeping the GPL

Apr 13, 2005, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Foster)

"Rather than just trying to tame EULAs, as I'm doing with my FEULA project, some readers argue we should just get rid of them altogether. While not lacking in sympathy for that idea, I've always wondered how you could invalidate the bad EULAs without also invalidating good license agreements such as the free software GPL. One reader argues persuasively that it could be done, so I thought I'd share some of his comments with you.

"'I am not exactly sure why we need a license to say that vendors and end users retain exactly the rights they already have under copyright law,' the reader wrote in response to the beta FEULA..."

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