Re: webmin license
On Wed, 15 Dec 1999, Seth David Schoen wrote:
> But that particular issue is moot as far as this license goes. Since this
> license does not even _attempt_ to modify the GPL, the interpretation of
> the GPL is very clear and unambiguous: just as Brian says, the GPL forbids
> this sort of thing (in particular, it forbids prospective distributors from
> imposing or passing on additional restrictions).
That applies to works that have been licenses under the unamended GPL.
We're talking about a work which has *not* been licensed under the
unamended GPL. The uamended GPL has *no* force whatsoever on which
license terms are legal for that program.
The fact that the author choses a set of license terms that share some
clauses with the unamended GPL does not make the unamended GPL have any
say over his actions. He chose a different license than the unamended
GPL, and that different license is the *only* thing that can allow or
> Therefore, these terms _do_ contradict the GPL,
That is irrelevant. The GPL is not in force for the program in question.
> You may distribute this software, provided that in every instance
> you both
> (a) distribute it under the GPL,
This is not what the license in question says. It specifically does *not*
allow applying the unamended GPL to the program.