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Re: Is the University of Edinburgh clickwrap GPL DFSG-free?

Don Armstrong wrote:
> This may be what he's asking, but if so, it's the wrong question.

Just to make it clear.  The questions I am interested in are:

1) Does this license allow me to treat the package as licensed under the
plain GPL in terms of what I am allowed to do?

1b) If I were to package this software, would the package be under the GPL?

2) Is the license DFSG-free?

(Obviously, if the answer to 1 is "yes", then the answer to 2 is also "yes".)

I personally believe the answer to all three questions is "yes", but I
wanted to make sure there isn't some trapdoor in the clickwrap that I am
missing.  Specifically, 1) is the language in their point 1.2 general
enough so that the GPL applies in all activities where the GPL is intended
by the FSF to apply (that is, does the phrase "redistribution with and
without modification" cover everything that matters), and 2) does their
warranty disclaimer cause problems?

> Answering the "is this actually GPLed" question makes the DFSG
> freeness of the clickwrap moot.

Not moot but trivial.

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