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Re: GPL compatibility of DFCL

On Fri, Jun 14, 2002 at 11:48:37AM +0300, Richard Braakman wrote:
> I think that the GPL uses these paragraphs to distinguish between its
> permissions and its restrictions, and that it says that its restrictions
> do not apply to incorporated other works, but that its permissions do
> always apply.  (Of course this is a simplification; refer to the
> original text for the non-simplified version :-)
> This works fine for the MIT license, which already grants the same
> permissions.  It does not work fine for the hypothetical clause that
> will allow DFCL-through-GPL tunneling, because that clause would
> restrict certain things that the GPL grants permission for.  If that
> permission cannot be granted, then the GPL cannot be applied.

Respectfully, I disagree.  I did about as careful a parsing of the
language of clause 2 as I can do in my last reply to you.

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