[Mailman-Users] query re "message has implicit destination"(devils advocate!)

stephen at xemacs.org stephen at xemacs.org
Fri Sep 1 17:28:27 CEST 2006

Todd Zullinger writes:

 > I do, AFAIK.  Mailman is GPL'd and I have legitimate root access on
 > that system so I have access to the source code.  AIUI, the GPL
 > doesn't permit them to restrict what I do with the source that I
 > get.

You have to actually receive a distribution to have GPL rights.
Merely having access to somebody else's copy is not enough.  The
system owner can indeed tell you what uses you are and are not
allowed, just as a cashier has legitimate access to the contents of
the cash register, but isn't allowed to just share out the change to
anybody who comes along.

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