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Re: Bad license on VCG?

On Sat, 2002-08-31 at 02:08, Nick Phillips wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 31, 2002 at 02:27:29AM -0400, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> > You're the one amending "selected from those forms which are available
> > to you."  The GPL *doesn't say that*.  Maybe it's your definition of
> > source, but it's not the GPL's.
> I knew someone would come up with that. There is however no other reasonable
> interpretation of the GPL possible.

We've provided one.  You don't like it, but that by itself doesn't
nullify its reasonableness.

> If you take your argument to its logical conclusion then I can immediately
> prevent you from distributing, say, gcc by going through the sources,
> improving the comments, and refusing to distribute my new version at all.

Wow.  Now that's a wild claim if I ever saw one.  I'll bite; how exactly
does this happen?  Where do you see this in the GPL?

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