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Re: Licence of SteelBlue

Scripsit "Bernhard R. Link" <blink@informatik.uni-freiburg.de>
> On 26 Jul 2000, Henning Makholm wrote:

> > In a sense, the GPL also says something similar: roughly, "if you
> > distribute modifications, you must give us (and everyone else, by
> > the way) the same rights to your modifications as we give you to
> > the original".

> In my eyes GPL doesn't say "give us", but  "give those, who receive this
> program by you".

Under the GPL, I must give the *rights* to everyone, because those who
recive the program from me can pass it on to anyone, and this anyone
also get full rights to my modifications. Essentially GPL says:

1) you must give your source to those you give binaries, but
2) you must give your rights to everyone.

> > No. It's very common in licenses, free ones too, to say that the
> > license terminates if licensee does not meet his obligations (which
> > typically include not attacking the freedom of the program).

> Is it about termination in other cases or was it about termination if they
> want it to terminate?

It is about termination if the licensee does not abide by the license.

Henning Makholm                         "This imposes the restriction on any
                                  procedure statement that the kind and type
                             of each actual parameter be compatible with the
                       kind and type of the corresponding formal parameter."

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