Subject: RE: A few here may have an opinion on this
From: "Lawrence E. Rosen" <>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 08:05:13 -0800

>     Lawrence> The fact that the licensor is making the same promise as
>     Lawrence> well to third parties is of no importance;
> "Third parties of no importance" in a discussion of the GPL?  
> What an infelicitous way to make your point!  :-)
>     Lawrence> it merely means that the license is non-exclusive.

I merely meant that third parties are of no importance to this
terminology issue about reciprocity.  It is the non-exclusivity
provision that deals with third parties.  Of course, the real
beneficiary of free and open source software is intended to be