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Re: reiser4 non-free?

On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 11:59:23AM -0700, Hans Reiser wrote:
> >>The License: The Anti-plagiarism license is the Gnu Public License 
> >>Version 2
> >>with the following modification: you may not modify, remove, or obscure 
> >>any
> >>credits in the software unless your modification causes those credits to 
> >>remain
> >>equally prominent and to retain their wording. You are not required to 
> >>display
> >>the credits if the computer has no effective display mechanism, or if 
> >>you do not
> >>distribute the software to others.

> >Ok, that's a restriction that's not present in the GPL version 2
> >(otherwise it wouldn't be necessary). Section 6 of the GPL says:

> > 6. Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the
> >Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the
> >original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to
> >these terms and conditions.  You may not impose any further
> >restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein.
> >You are not responsible for enforcing compliance by third parties to
> >this License.

> >Which means that code under the Anti-plagiarism license is not GPL
> >compatible, since it imposes further restrictions. This would prevent
> >anyone from distributing it with their kernel. In order for it to be
> >distributable at all, you'd also need to demonstrate that it isn't a
> >derivative work of the Linux kernel.

> The kernel portion is GPL V2, this is the progs license.....

Which does appear to preserve distributability of both parts.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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