Subject: Re: Interesting POV on free software licensing
From: shapj@us.ibm.com
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 17:51:48 -0400

> People have an automatic right to run it.

Richard:

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.

Jonathan S. Shapiro, Ph. D.
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
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