Re: PHPNuke license
Simon Law <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 01, 2003 at 09:24:41PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 01, 2003 at 09:51:18PM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
> > > Agreed. In particular, in such a hybrid licence, the word "this
> > > License" in the GPL text would naturally be taken to refer to the
> > > entire hybrid rather than just to the GPL.
> > I don't think the FSF intends the GNU GPL license text to be interpreted
> > that way. (I could be wrong, though...)
> One of the strong hints that the GNU GPL is not meant to be part
> of a hybrid license with additional restrictions appears right at the top.
> Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA
> Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
> of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
> Everyone who generates a "cut-and-paste" license out of the GNU
> GPL is plagerising, and violating copyright law. So actually editing
> the GPL to include more explicit terms is right out.
Maybe I'm remembering something completely wrong, but I thought that
legal contracts in the US were not copyrightable.