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Re: [Scheme-reports] Agreement to license

On Jun 30, 2014, at 8:39 AM, Aaron W. Hsu wrote:

> On Mon, 2014-06-30 at 18:46 +0700, musicdenotation@x wrote:
>> Where are the agreements to license the copyright of the Scheme
>> reports located?
> I am not sure what you mean by agreements to license the copyright.
> Copyright is not normally a thing that you license.

Copyright is often not licensed, but it is very normal for it to be, e.g. CC-BY, GPL, and all that.
A fishing license grants you a right to fish, without which you can't legally fish.
A drivers license grants you a right to drive, without which you can't legally drive.
A copyright license grants you a right to copy (perform, translate, etc.), without which you can't legally copy (with a few well known exceptions for expired term, fair use, etc.).

"Agreement to license" is redundant. The question ought to be, what documentary evidence do we have that the grant occurred?


> The permissions
> granted for copying and distribution/modification can be found in the
> Background section of R7RS, though.
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