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Re: Qt license okay?

Gregor writes:
> They don't grant you the right to modify the text of the QPL document, as
> your friend did. I'm no lawyer at all, but doesn't this mean that your
> friend either has to use the verbatim QPL for his program, or he has to
> came up with a similar license in his own words ? Changing the copyright
> of the license document as he did seems definitely completely illegal
> (btw., the GPL says "Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute
> verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not
> allowed.").

The GPL says that because the unqualified statement "Everyone is permitted
to copy and distribute this license document" implies the right to copy and
distribute part of the the document, which is, as far as copyright is
concerned, what changing it amounts to.
John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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