On the GPL (was: webmin license)
The reason why the GPL does not allow changes is because of
the line "or, at your option, any later version" that appears in the
standard notice when an author puts a work under the GPL. It is
designed specifically to keep people from putting out a new version of
the GPL that might then remove all freedom from the existing codebase.
You are always welcome to make a license called "The Non-free
Public License" and include sections of the GPL. Just don't expect
people to call it the GPL, and don't expect it to pass the DFSG test.
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