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Re: The draft Position statement on the GFDL

Raul Miller wrote:

>> Making copies of the derived work is *not* forbidden by the GPL.
> You mean because it's outside the scope of the GPL?

No, because clause (2b) only applies to distribution.  Copying of modified
versions in source form is allowed provided the conditions in (2a), (2c),
and (1) are satisfied.  Furthermore, 3a, 3b, and 3c are no-ops if you don't
distribute, so copying in object form is allowed under the same conditions.

Of course, 2c is widely disliked on this list and considered to be on the
margin of non-free.  And 2a is more honored in the breach than in the
observance; even the FSF doesn't try to follow it to the letter.

> After all, the 
> GPL says:
>    Activities other than copying, distribution and modification are not
>    covered by this License; they are outside its scope.
> Oh, wait, it talks about copying there... hmm...
> Oh well, you must be right.  After all, you said so.  And you used
> asterisks.

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

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