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Re: PHPNuke license

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

> 	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.

That's one reason why one might chose to distribute such a
cut-and-paste license as patches (so to speak) to the GPL rather than
distributed a modified license text.

> 	If you wish to add additional restrictions before or after the
> GPL, then the total license become inconsistent.

No, it just becomes different from the GPL itself.

Henning Makholm          "Den nyttige hjemmedatamat er og forbliver en myte.
                    Generelt kan der ikke peges på databehandlingsopgaver af
                  en sådan størrelsesorden og af en karaktér, som berettiger
              forestillingerne om den nye hjemme- og husholdningsteknologi."

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