Re: Implied exceptions to GPL?
On Thu, May 16, 2002 at 12:44:55AM -0500, Jeff Licquia wrote:
> 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.
Point two is saying that people (other than the copyright holder) might
infer that permission is implicit, which is what he's referring to, I
think. (I agree with Branden's response.)
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