Re: OSD && DFSG - different purposes
On Tue, 2003-03-04 at 13:50, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > The modified software can be modified by the recipient only if he
> > tellss the public at large. This is the same condition.
> So you are now saying that the license imposes a restriction on
> modification even if I don't distribute anything at all? That makes
> it beyond the power of copyright law at all, it seems to me.
Let me point you to the plain language of 17 USC? I am quoting for you
the relevant section of 106:
"(2) to prepare derivative works based upon the copyrighted work;"
Note that it does not say:
"(2) to dsitribute derivative works based upon the copyrighted work;"
My only consolation in this farce is that Nelson is equally wrong when
he replies to you claiming the GPL is a contract.
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