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Re: GPL violates DFSG point 3

On Thu, 01 Jun 2006, Karl O. Pinc wrote:
> 3. Derived Works
> The license must allow modifications and derived works, and must
> allow them to be distributed under the same terms as the license of
> the original software. (Excepting, for legal reasons, the text of
> the work's license(s).)

This is basically an implied exception; if we didn't have it, we
couldn't distribute anything at all.[1]
[Note that this only applies to the GPL when it is serving as a
licence under which a work in Debian is released. Random inclusion of
the GPL otherwise is not allowed because it doesn't satisfy the DFSG.]

Don Armstrong

1: There's a reason why they're Guidelines as opposed to being a
Definition... [insert OSD v DFSG debate here.]
If you have the slightest bit of intellectual integrity you cannot
support the government. -- anonymous

http://www.donarmstrong.com              http://rzlab.ucr.edu

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