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Re: GPL v3 Draft

On Mon, 16 Jan 2006, mickaël leduque wrote:
> >[13.[8] Geographical Limitations.
> >
> >If the distribution and/or use of the Program is restricted in certain
> >countries either by patents or by copyrighted interfaces, the original
> >copyright holder who places the Program under this License may add an
> >explicit geographical distribution limitation excluding those countries,
> >so that distribution is permitted only in or among countries not thus
> >excluded. In such case, this License incorporates the limitation as if
> >written in the body of this License.]
> Does that really means that a program, written in USA, adding the
> classical clause that forbids exportation in some countries don't
> remember, I think it's cuba, iran, etc.) will be free in the US, but non
> free in the rest of the world, where no such clause are mandatory, but
> where adding it constitutes a *discrimination against some part of the
> population* ?

Whatever this clause means is actually rather difficult to dicern;
luckily it has been deleted in GPLv3.

Don Armstrong

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say "excuse me, that didn't make any sense." ;-P
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