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Re: The draft Position statement on the GFDL

@ 11/05/2004 16:49 : wrote Raul Miller :

 On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 04:51:05PM -0300, Humberto Massa wrote:

> when is forbidden by de GPL making copies of one's derived works?

 When the derived works do not satisfy all the requirements of the

 For example: you can't take code from gcc and code from metafont and
 combine them to build a new compiler -- at least not under the
 current licenses of those programs.

It's not forbidden to make copies, just to redistribute the copies of the derived works. You can combine gcc and metafont and make a new compiler; you can even make a script that combines them, apply some patch to the combination, and compiles the result to get to your invention; what you can't do is to redistribute the resulting binary nor the resulting source.

Gentoo and other source-based distros do not have the "OpenSSL GPL problem": when you want some GPL'd program linked to OpenSSL, it's not in their repository, but you can emerge it alright.


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