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Re: acceptable restrictions on modification

On Sun, 26 Jan 2003 19:56:44 -0500,
Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 22, 2003 at 02:12:49PM -0500, David Turner wrote:
> > The GPL forbids removing code from interactive programs which displays
> > copyright notices.
> Yes, and in my opinion this is a defect in the license.
You mean this?
| If the program is interactive, make it output a short notice like this
| when it starts in an interactive mode:
|     Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) year  name of author
|     Gnomovision comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `show w'.
|     This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
|     under certain conditions; type `show c' for details.
This is not a part of GPL terms.

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