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Re: final licence question.

On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 10:27:27AM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 05:20:39PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > Yes, thought so, since the GPL only applies on redistribution, not on
> > something you do in-house.
> > But i think it would be fine to have the exemption and the
> > redistribution rights of the proprietary .o nonethless.
> If the exemption is not needed, it's better to *not* have it, since any
> exemption weakens the GPL to some extent.

Well, yes, but that means that if i send you a built package because you
cannot get hold of the kernel source, since you don't have the driver
for the ADSL modem and have to copy stuff by floppy, that the copyright
holder can sue me about this ?

More seriously though, will a BSD licence be more appropriate here ?

BTW, would it be worth it to aks tasks@fsf.org if they could include a
ADSL software emulation in their todo list ?


Sven Luther

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