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Re: PHPNuke license

Simon Law <sfllaw@engmail.uwaterloo.ca> 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.

Walter Landry

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