Subject: Re: Interesting POV on free software licensing
From: Richard Stallman <>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 04:59:50 -0600 (MDT)

    Not without a license.  In the absence of a license the end user has neither use
    rights nor display rights.  Absurd as it sounds, mere lawful possession of a
    program, in my understanding (which could be wrong) does NOT inherently confer
    to the holder the right to execute that program.

Yes it does, you've been misinformed.