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Re: crazy copyrights

bruce@perens.com writes:

> This author is trying to interpret the GPL to his users, and is
> getting it a bit wrong.

What is wrong? It is not complete (nothing but the full text would be)
but none of the claims seem to me to be false.

> > This licence basically ALLOWS you to:
> > - use ntop for both educational and commercial purposes

GPL does allow that.

> > - study, modify, redistribute ntop's source code.

GPL does allow that.

> > - build new applications based on ntop.

GPL does allow that (as long as the new apps are themselves GPLed).

> > What you CANNOT do with ntop is:
> > - charge a fee for using ntop except for the physical act of 
> >   transferring a copy.

GPL does disallow charging fees for _using_ a GPL'ed program --

| 6. ... You may not impose any further restrictions on the
| recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein. ...

-- and GPL does allow charging fees for the physical act of
transfering a copy.

Henning Makholm

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