Re: acceptable restrictions on modification
On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 06:53:28PM +0900, Oohara Yuuma 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.
Yes, it is. 2c:
c) If the modified program normally reads commands interactively
when run, you must cause it, when started running for such
interactive use in the most ordinary way, to print or display an
announcement including an appropriate copyright notice and a
notice that there is no warranty (or else, saying that you provide
a warranty) and that users may redistribute the program under
these conditions, and telling the user how to view a copy of this
License. (Exception: if the Program itself is interactive but
does not normally print such an announcement, your work based on
the Program is not required to print an announcement.)