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Re: The draft Position statement on the GFDL

Raul Miller wrote:

> On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 09:35:02PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
>> 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.
> Eh?

He means what he says: read that carefully, then read the GPL again

The restrictions to modification of code licensed under the GPL are the

>From clause 2:
    a) You must cause the modified files to carry prominent notices
    stating that you changed the files and the date of any change.

Also from clause 2:
    c) If the modified program normally reads commands interactively
    when run, you must cause it, when started running for such
    interactive use in the most ordinary way, to print or display an
    announcement including an appropriate copyright notice and a
    notice that there is no warranty (or else, saying that you provide
    a warranty) and that users may redistribute the program under
    these conditions, and telling the user how to view a copy of this
    License.  (Exception: if the Program itself is interactive but
    does not normally print such an announcement, your work based on
    the Program is not required to print an announcement.)

>From clause 1:

"...provided that you
conspicuously and appropriately publish on each copy an appropriate
copyright notice and disclaimer of warranty; keep intact all the
notices that refer to this License and to the absence of any warranty;
and give any other recipients of the Program a copy of this License
along with the Program."

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

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