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Re: PHPNuke license



On Mon, Mar 03, 2003 at 10:08:15AM +1300, Nick Phillips wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 02, 2003 at 02:45:01PM -0500, Simon Law wrote:
> 
> > 	Everyone who generates a "cut-and-paste" license out of the GNU
> > GPL is plagerising, and violating copyright law.
> 
> No, they're not. Inclusion by reference without changing the document
> itself is perfectly possible and allowable.

Except that "inclusion by reference" muddies the meaning of "this
license" as used in the referenced document.

The author of *any* document which refers to itself might be quite
surprised to learn what other people claim he means by "this document",
if we accept your thesis.

Maybe I should write up some heresy, include the Bible by refererence,
and then aggravate some Christians by claiming that my heresy is the
Word of God by virtue of the Holy Word flowing through my "inclusion by
reference."

-- 
G. Branden Robinson                |     The Rehnquist Court has never
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     encountered a criminal statute it
branden@debian.org                 |     did not like.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     -- John Dean

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