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Re: License question: GPL+Exception



On Saturday 12 May 2007 16:01:25 Francesco Poli wrote:
> You may not impose any further restrictions with respect to the *rights
> granted by the GPL*.  But there are already such restrictions, and you
> cannot remove them because you are not the copyright holder.
> Hence you cannot comply with the license and the work is
> undistributable.

A licensee can't, but the copyright holder can. Their license is NOT the 
GPL, but GPL + exceptions & restrictions. That is perfectly valid, just not 
GPL compatible. The exception they have adds extra freedom, and I believe 
the one restriction they add is DFSG-free.

Anyway, I'm not going to get into a big debate about it. The OP is just 
going to have to decide, and if the upload the package, the ftp-masters 
will have to decide what they believe.

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