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Re: The draft Position statement on the GFDL

Raul Miller <moth@debian.org> writes:

> On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 04:51:05PM -0300, Humberto Massa wrote:
>> Hi Raul. I'm trying to understand your argument, in this one you lose 
>> me, time after time: when is forbidden by de GPL making copies of one's 
>> derived works? I know it's forbidden to distribute such copies under 
>> other license, but ...?!
> When the derived works do not satisfy all the requirements of the GPL.
> 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.

I believe you are mistaken.  I can make that combination, but the
result is not distributable.


Brian Sniffen                                       bts@alum.mit.edu

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