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Re: PHPNuke license

On Fri, 2003-02-28 at 18:34, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Scripsit David Turner <novalis@novalis.org>
> > On Fri, 2003-02-28 at 17:16, Henning Makholm wrote:
> > > 2(c) says that the notice must be displayed "when started running for
> > > such interactive use in the most ordinary way". That would be on the
> > > front page of the website (http://www.example.org/), but not
> > > necessarily on each of the generated pages one sees *after* having
> > > started browsing the site.
> > I guess that's true, although if you bookmark a page, and come back to
> > it, that might be a new start.
> True, but it's not "the most ordinary way" anymore. I'd say that
> bookmarking is equivalent to inserting the inhibit-startup-message
> magic in one's .emacs.

I agree.

> > FooWebProg is Copyright 2003, <a href="/2c.html">Freddy Bloggs and
> > others</a>. There's no warranty.  You can redistribute the program under
> > the terms of <a href="/gpl.html">the GNU GPL version 2</a>.
> But he only can if he has it. Does this mean that the proprietor of
> the website must offer the server-side parts of the software for
> download, too? (Because the client-side scripts in the page that is
> served may be compiled from bits and pieces that are separate on the
> serverside, such that the page served is not the preferred form for
> making modifications to the scripts).

Web pages are also not object or executable forms, and therefore not
covered by section 3.

-Dave Turner
GPL Compliance Engineer
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