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Licensing, was elvis package

On Fri, Apr 24, 1998 at 11:09:25PM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:

> >     You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in
> >     whole or in part contains or is derived from the Program or any
> >     part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge to all third
> >     parties under the terms of this License.
> This just means that if you can't distribute the program under the terms
> of the GPL you can't distribute it.
> Please notice the phrase "licensed as a whole".  It's not saying that
> you have to change licenses on included fragments.  It's saying that
> the fragments have to be compatible.
> This clause makes it clear that you can't (for example) distribute
> some of troll-tech stuff as a part of a gpl'd program.

So why haven't we seen this enforced, or has it happend but quietly?
I do note that there is no kemacs.., but there are things like
krpm.. hrm.. I'd have to look at the list, but... one would think that
at least RMS would enforce things under the FSF's protection.  So are
we missing something?

David Welton                          http://www.efn.org/~davidw 

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