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Re: PHPNuke license

On Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 08:56:02PM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:

> One cannot simultaneously argue that displaying a website is presenting a
> user interface subject to 2c and that it constitutes distribution of the
> program.
> If it constitutes distribution, it is fundamentally a different act than
> displaying a user interface, and thus 2c does not apply to the mere display
> since there is no display going on.
> If it is a user interface, that is fundamentally a different act than
> distribution, and requirements to distribute in source form, unmodified, do
> not apply, since there is no distribution going on at all.

It's the "modification" that is covered, and you're not allowed to modify
in such a way as to remove a copyright notice that is normally displayed
on startup.

I think the reasonable interpretation is that the notice should be retained
on the homepage (which is usually the first page the user sees, hence
"startup"), but not on the others.

Do we really need this software anyway?



Nick Phillips -- nwp@lemon-computing.com
Day of inquiry.  You will be subpoenaed.

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