Re: a better copyleft licence
On Sun, Oct 01, 2000 at 11:17:22PM -0600, Barak Pearlmutter wrote:
> This software is licensed under the GPL [... standard boilerplate.]
> In addition to the distribution rights granted by the GPL, this
> software may used as a module linked to other modules resulting in a
> whole which constitutes a single work, eg as a library linked into a
> program, even if the entire program is not licensed under terms
> compatible with the GPL, and the resulting work distributed,
> *provided* that the composite work is distributed under
> DFSG-compatible terms.
The G stands for "Guidelines". It was never meant to be a legally solid
definition of free software, and it isn't. I wouldn't use it as part
of a contract.