Re: Acknowledgment clause in GPL code?
Olive <email@example.com> wrote:
> If Debian distribute a software; Debian may not impose any conditions
> whatsoever on a software he doesn't own the copyright. [...]
No, I think it depends on the terms of the copyright holder for Debian.
It's sometimes called 'sublicensing' in England and it's sometimes called
something else in other jurisdictions. It does not require debian to own
> 6. Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the
> Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the
> original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to
> these terms and conditions. You may not impose any further
> restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein.
> You are not responsible for enforcing compliance by third parties to
> this License.
In particular, we may not require that recipients also follow the licensor's
other requirements, so maybe we can't satisfy our obligations to the licensor.
While some restrictions may be valid uses of the GPL by the copyright holder,
they might not result in free software that can be distributed in debian.
But I don't think that's the case in this example, so can we take this
Hope that explains,
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