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Re: SUN RPC code is DFSG-free



On Sun, Aug 24, 2003 at 06:41:31PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 24, 2003 at 12:58:32PM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 24, 2003 at 04:13:31PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > > > An abbreviated form of the so-called "viral" part of the GPL says that
> > > > everything you include in a GPLed work must be distributable under the
> > > > GPL. 
> > > 
> > > This isn't quite accurate: it says that it must be distributable under the
> > > terms of the GPL. That is, if you follow the requirements of the GPL, then
> > > you're also obeying the requirements of whatever the actual license is.
> > 
> > That's what I said, only longer. And it remains the essence of the
> > problem here - we _can't_ distribute it under the GPL.
> 
> No, it's not what you said. What you said is "we can't distribute it
> under the GPL", a.k.a. "We can't take this, say its license is the GPL,
> and redistribute it as such", which obviously is correct. What aj said
> is "We can take this, *pretend* its license is GPL, and distribute it as
> such". Provided the license is GPL-compatible in the way we distribute
> it, we can do that, as long as we don't actually modify the license
> terms.

There's no difference between these two things. Not that it has any
relevant to the current discussion.

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