Re: xfig-doc has license problems in examples
On Tue, Oct 16, 2001 at 12:44:56AM +0200, Sunnanvind Briling Fenderson wrote:
> A copyright license is a copyrightable work.
Pleasse supply a reference backing up this assertion, please.
> > Anyone is free to take the text of the GPL and modify it for their
> > own use -- in contexts where they own the copyright.
> The GPL says:
> "Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc. <snip adress>
> Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this
> license document, but changing it is not allowed."
> Ask the FSF legal team if you doubt me (and if I'm wrong, please let
> me know).
If it said that modifications were allowed, that could be
construed to mean that you could modify the license on a
GPLed work to something other than the GPL.