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Re: Must the entire GPL be included?

On Wed, Nov 25, 1998 at 12:22:53PM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 25, 1998 at 05:26:21PM +0100, Ole J. Tetlie wrote:
> > I've bee in contact with the author of lwm (possibly the smallest
> > window manager on earth - beats wm2 and 9wm) about using the GPL.
> > He wants to do so, but the text of the GPL is almost as big as
> > the source, so he wants to put it under the GPL with only a short
> > notice about where the entire license can be found.
> > 
> > Is this possible?
> Very much so, this is in fact common practice for the very same
> reason. Something to the affect below would do:
> "This software is distributable under the GNU General Public License. The
> GPL can be found at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html";
> Some people even specify "version 2 or later" of the GPL, not sure if that
> is neccesary.

You may in fact stipulate anything you want. After all, it's your code.
OTOH, you should probably say something about liability as well, just for
safety (but I'm Not a Lawyer[TM]).

Tom Lees <tom@lpsg.demon.co.uk> <tom@debian.org>  http://www.lpsg.demon.co.uk/
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