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Re: sphpblog License-Question (modified/expanded GPL)

On Wed, 2007-05-16 at 17:32 +0200, Cord Beermann wrote:
> I want to add a package to Debian with the following
> License-Statement:
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The Simple PHP Blog is released under the GNU Public License.
> You are free to use and modify the Simple PHP Blog. All changes 
> must be uploaded to SourceForge.net under Simple PHP Blog.
> Credit must be give to the original author and the Simple PHP Blog
> logo graphic must appear on the site and link to the project
> on SourceForge.net
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> Does this make the package incompatible to DFSG?

The license is incompatible with itself, never mind the DFSG.

This is probably inadvertent.  It might be worth contacting upstream to
see about changing the license.  If the demand for changes were made
into a non-binding request, and the requirements for the graphic and
link were dropped, it would be the GPL, which would be fine.  ("Credit
must be given" seems to be covered by clause 2c.)

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