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Re: GPL v3 Draft

>From GPL v3 draft 1:
>> [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.]

Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> ***
> Um, what's the brackets about?  This clause should be deleted.  Those 
> countries are excluded implicitly by the previous clause anyway.

The brackets apparently indicate that FSF _is_ planning to delete the
clause unless it receives protests from people who want to keep it.  See
the rationale document, section 2.14:


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