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Re: PHPNuke license

On Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 03:09:45PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 02:02:32PM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 02:22:44PM -0500, Don Armstrong wrote:
> > > We do have some software that is GNU GPL with exceptions, but these
> > > exceptions grant additional rights, instead of imposing additional
> > > restrictions.
> > 
> > Good point.  I wonder, though, if the difference is important?
> Uh, why do you think the FSF went to the trouble of writing sections 6
> and 7 of the GNU GPL in the first place?

Those don't apply to the copyright holder.  The GPL applies only to people
that receive a copy from them.  The "You" in "You may not impost any further
restrictions" in section 6 refers to people that receive the program from
someone other than the copyright holder that is redistributing it under the
GPL.  It would not be the redistributor that is imposing the additional
restrictions; it would be the copyright holder.

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