Re: Linux and GPLv2
On Tuesday 15 March 2005 01:34 pm, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> Nope. It says "similar in spirit", which is much weaker to me. Certainly
> it's also not a major stretch to claim that a license which says "if you
> use this program as part of your webpage, you must make source available"
> is "similar in spirit", since the "spirit" of the GPL is making source
> available and reusable. (Of course, there are plenty of potential
> restrictions in that "spirit" that go too far and aren't free.)
Such languages is not very useful anyway. Against whom does this language
apply? The FSF?! Doubtful, they are not participants in the license, nor
beneficiaries in the contract (note that I am politely avoiding the important
legal ambiguity as to whether this is a license or a contract). The phrase
is a very nice pledge of intent, but its not going to be enforceable in a
court of law.
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