On 11 Oct 2006, Ben Finney wrote:
> Lachlan Patrick writes:
> > Ben Finney wrote:
> > > Lachlan Patrick writes:
> > >
> > >> Just installing BZR on Windows. The installer says "You must
> > >> accept the terms of this agreement [the GPL] before
> > >> continuing..."
> > >
> > > The installer is wrong, or the license of the code is not
> > > GPL. There is no requirement to "accept" the GPL to use a work
> > > licensed under it.
> > Well, it probably doesn't do too much harm.
> It appears to make a demand that is beyond what the GPL requires;
> presumably if the user doesn't "accept" the dialogue box, the
> installer exits. That comes dangerously close to a breach of the GPL:
> imposing additional restrictions on the recipient to exercise their
Well, since you're only required to "accept" that running the program is
not restricted it becomes a bit philosophical.
But I agree, it should merely make you aware of the licence, and not
accept it. Perhaps the options should be "I understand" and "Cancel
(Actually I would suggest just looking what Cygwin does and copy that.)