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Re: Bug#292572: ITP: praat -- program for speech analysis and synthesis

>>>>> "Rafael" == Rafael Laboissiere <rafael@debian.org> writes:

    Rafael> * This is partly free software; you can redistribute BUT NOT MODIFY
    Rafael> * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
    Rafael> * the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at
    Rafael> * your option) any later version.

That IMHO is a pretty confusing paragraph/license.

I will rephrase it, the way I read it:

"You may not modify this under the terms of the GPL version 2 or later
(if you desire) as published by the FSF".

The implication might be that you can modify it under the terms of the
GPL 1. Alternatively, maybe you could modify it under the terms of the
BSD license.

However, the above line does not grant any privileges, it only removes
privileges, so I think it is meaningless.

The only part that means anything is "you can redistribute". No rights
to modify, implies non-DFSG.
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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