Re: Final text of GPL v3
Stephen Gran <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> You continually miss the point that the GPL is explicitly noted as a
> free license, which means that anything in the GPL is DFSG free.
No. It means that works licensed under the GPL are considered free
software under the DFSG. That does *not* mean that "anything in the
GPL is DFSG free" outside the context of a work licensed under the
It especially doesn't mean that one can construct a new license using
selected clauses from the GPL and have those clauses in a different
context be automatically "DFSG free".
A work is free by the DFSG only by considering the entire context of
the terms placed upon it.
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