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Re: Open Software License v2.1

On Wed, 15 Sep 2004, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > An elementary point of Free Software is to protect the rights of the
> > users, not excluding "bad" ones. (Or will GPL3 have a section
> > termination the licence if you breach any FSF copyright?)
> forfeits the right to distribute the code at all", which implies that
> the GPL doesn't protect the rights of people who have violated it in the
> past.

I know that something like this is in the GPL, but I wonder how he reconciles
it with this:

# Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the
# Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the
# original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to
# these terms and conditions. 

That suggests that although violating the GPL causes the license on the copy
you have to be revoked, when someone distributes another copy to you, you gain
another license for the new copy.

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