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Re: GPL violates DFSG point 3

On 6/2/06, Jordan Abel <random832@gmail.com> wrote:
Can you omit the preamble and still use the license as the GPL
(including redistributing works that were already licensed under the
GPL, including referring to it as the GPL, etc)?

If so, debian has no legitimate reason for making the preamble an
exception to the DFSG as far as i can tell - it's non-free and should
not be included in any package in main, and
/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL should be the GPL without the preamble.

AFAIK no. You either have to use the GPL unmodified or else it's not the GPL.

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