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Re: GPL compatible license?

Brian Thomas Sniffen <bts@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> Martin Schulze <joey@infodrom.org> writes:
>> Since the GPL has the three year clause, adding a "for a minimum
>> of three years" in the above should fit as well, right?
> I don't think Debian-legal accepts that clause as free.  That is, the
> GPL is regarded as Free because it's got clause 3a, not 3b or 3c.
> They're extraneous, and so haven't been looked at very closely.

For a license to be GPL-compatible, does it need to offer all of 3a, 3b
or 3c, or would allowing for one of them be acceptable? I'm not entirely
clear on whether it would be an additional restriction or not.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.legal@srcf.ucam.org

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