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Re: The draft Position statement on the GFDL

> > The GPL specifically disallows creation of copies with changes -- no
> > matter how functional -- which include restrictions on the rights of
> > other users of derivatives.

On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 09:35:02PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> No.


> It disallows changes to the *license terms* under which copies are
> distributed.

That's one thing it disallows.

That's not the entirety of the license.

> With the exception of a very narrow set of restrictions
> related to copyright acknowledgement and warranty disclaimers, the
> nature of changes to the code is not restricted by the GPL.


> There is
> nothing in the GPL that would prevent someone from changing gcc to
> "better integrate" (whatever that could mean) with Palladium.

There is if you can't release all the relevant code under GPLed terms.

Note also that I choose palladium because of some vaporware claims that
had been made about it -- I have no knowledge as to whether there wil
be any real issues of this sort with palladium.


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