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Re: draft for new Vim license

On Mon, Jan 07, 2002 at 12:15:39PM +0100, Bram Moolenaar wrote:
> > The question is what licenses I could use for modified versions of
> > Vim.  Specifically, could I release a modified version of Vim under
> > the GPL?  A license is GPL-compatible if it permits that; otherwise,
> > it is not GPL-compatible.

> If I include 3e, distribution being allowed under the GPL, the remaining
> problem is that if someone makes changes to Vim and puts the GPL on
> those changes, I can't include the changes back into the official Vim,
> because it would mean 3e applies to Vim as a whole and the rest of the
> license is worthless.  I will have to think about this, and ask Vim
> developers what they think of it.

By this (rather authoritative) definition, for your license to be GPL-
compatible, this must be allowed, whether you explicitely say so or not.
Are you just trying to make it GPL compatible without saying so
explicitely, in the fear that it would make it happen more often?

Glenn Maynard

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