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Re: GPL "or any greater version"

Raul Miller <moth@debian.org> writes:

>> > The fact that it doesn't provide terms for any other cases, and another
>> > part of the license says "You may not copy, modify, sublicense, or
>> > distribute the Program except as expressly provided under this License".
> On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 06:10:46PM -0700, Adam McKenna wrote:
>> Are you saying your second quote applies to the copyright holder(s) as well as
>> distributors?  Doesn't seem that way to me.
> It doesn't restrict what copyright holders can do.
> However, this doesn't mean that a copyright holder who distributes the GPL
> (version 2) with a prohibition on people distributing any other version
> has granted other people the right to distribute at all.

Whoah.  So you think that something distributed under "GPL v2 only" is
undistributable?   Really?


Brian Sniffen                                       bts@alum.mit.edu

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