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Re: Implied exceptions to GPL?

On Thu, 2002-05-16 at 00:30, Brian May wrote:
> 2. If you wrote and released the program under the GPL, and you designed
> it specifically to work with those facilities, people can take that as
> an implicit exception permitting them to link it with those facilities.
> But if that is what you intend, it is better to say so explicitly.
> 3. You can't take someone else's GPL-covered code and use it that way,
> or add such exceptions to it. Only the copyright holders of that code
> can add the exception.
> Point 2 says you can take someone else's code...

There's the rub.  Point two talks about your code, not someone else's. 
Notice the second word in point 2 for evidence.

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