Subject: Re: GPL Issue
From: John Cowan <>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 10:09:22 -0400

Ian Jackson scripsit:

> Arnoud Engelfriet writes ("Re: GPL Issue"):
> > (yes, the GPL is a contract under European law). [...]
> Can you provide a reference for that ?  I don't think it is the case
> in England and Wales.

He means "under civil law"; we've been through this before.  Civil law
has completely formless contract formation: as long as there is a meeting
of the minds, that suffices.  (Consideration is not usually called a
matter of form, but it behaves like one.)

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