[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: xfig-doc has license problems in examples

On Tue, Oct 16, 2001 at 11:28:08AM +0100, Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS wrote:
> Sunnanvind Briling Fenderson <sunnanvind@fenderson.com>:
> > There's been several instances of "GPL-ripoffs", e.g. people basing
> > their own licenses on the GNU GPL, or was I dreaming that?
> I've never seen a licence that includes a large part of the GPL that
> wasn't the entire unmodified GPL. Copying ideas or short extracts of
> text is not forbidden by copyright law.

I have. Try the "Choral Public Domain License"
(http://cpdl.snaptel.com/license.htm), which is essentially the GPL with
"software" replaced by "music". Was constructing that licence a
copyright infringement?

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

Reply to: