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Re: GPL preamble removal

* Glenn Maynard <g_deb@zewt.org> [2003-09-01 19:16]:
> You can remove the preamble.
>   http://www.fsf.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#ModifyGPL

Yes, but that creates a different license and that is not wanted in this

> CC RMS: could this please be clarified?  It's causing repeat
> confusion, and nobody knows if we're really allowed to remove the
> preamble and/or create derivative licenses of the GPL.

I think the following is quite clear:
The preamble and instructions are integral parts of the GNU GPL and may
not be omitted. In fact, the GPL is copyrighted, and its license permits
only verbatim copying of the entire GPL. (You can use the legal terms to
make another license but it won't be the GNU GPL.)
which links to:


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