Re: mod_ldap for proftpd is now post-card licensed (proftpd 1.2.7+)...
On Thu, Jan 30, 2003 at 09:14:26PM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
> > these terms and conditions. You may not impose any further
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein.
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Yes, but that doesn't bind the author (assuming that he has the sole
> copyrigt on the program).
It does in a sense--it prevents people from using the GPL and adding
additional restraints; at least according to this interpretation:
"Review the text of the GNU GPL and note the many times it makes
reference to "this License". The GNU GPL is a self-contained license
document. A copyright holder is well within his rights to distribute a
work under the terms of the GNU GPL and an arbitrary number of
alternative terms, but those alternative terms cannot restrict the
licensing of the work under the GPL, or the application of the GPL is
which I've referenced on this list several times and never seen challenged.
(Direct challenges to him, though, as although I favor this interpretation,
I'm not equipped to defend it.)