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Re: SUN RPC code is DFSG-free



On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 04:03:20PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 24, 2003 at 07:33:41PM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > Now, translating this back to the sunrpc case:
> > "But that means you can't distribute the end product under the terms of
> > the GPL, which include (in part 2) the ability to make modifications
> > only taking into account a few random things. Not being able to remove
> > everything but the sunrpc code isn't one of them."
> 
> Nor is "Not being able to change it to look exactly like `solitaire.exe'",
> but you can't do that, either. And yet we can still distribute lots of
> things that you can change to look exactly like `solitaire.exe' under
> the terms of the GPL.

This is essentially false, as Branden has already commented. (Unless
you happen to live in one of those freaky countries where copyright
behaves like patents, but I think we'll have to ignore them)

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