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Re: License determination

Can some one send me a copy of this license?

Certified Law Student
& Debian GNU/Linux Monk
McGeorge School of Law

On 3 Mar 1999, John Hasler wrote:

> Brian Ristuccia writes:
> > This sounds a lot like
> [GPL splash screen clause]
> Notice the 'if's in the GPL clause.  If my derivative of a GPL program is
> either non-interactive or displays no announcement, I need not display a
> GPL announcement.  I am free to use bits of emacs in a daemon or embedded
> system.
> Notice the absence of 'if's from the Obsidian license.  If I was to use
> their code in my toaster controller, I would be compelled install a display
> just so I could put up the "logon screen" and "About" box.
> > which leads to the about screen, which contains copyright and author
> > information and is already protected from removal by clause 2c of the GPL
> I see nothing in 2c of the GPL that forbids the removal of the "about
> screen".  It just says that *if* there is an "about screen" then it must
> display certain info.
> > If he's simply trying to keep his name and copyright from being removed
> > from the about screen, or prevent links to the about screen from being
> > removed, this clause is probably unneccessary. If the author could be
> > convinced that clause 2c already protects his interests, he might
> > consider removing the extra clause and thus prevent this from being an
> > issue at all.
> I agree.  However, his first clause seems to completely forbid
> distribution.
> -- 
> John Hasler
> john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
> Dancing Horse Hill
> Elmwood, WI
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