[clug] sec: unclassified - Samba Team, on SCO and sweet irony

Sam Couter sam at couter.dropbear.id.au
Fri Aug 22 17:46:22 EST 2003

Mark Harrison <m.harrison at anu.edu.au> wrote:
> What I am talking about is having a license between two people that
> explicitly says nothing. You get to this situation when parts of a
> license become invalid. If a license has two parts and one part is
> invalid, then remaining part may still be in force. If that last part is
> then found to be invalid, you say the license dissapears, but I think it
> stays there and is just empty.

The licence enumerates the rights that the copyright holder is allowing
you. If chop bits out of it until there's nothing left, the list of what
you can do will be empty. Therefore, no rights other than those granted
by legislation.
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