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Re: Does this license meet DSFG?

Ben Finney <ben+debian@benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Dererk <dererk@debian.org.ar> writes:
>>   4. You may use, modify, and redistribute the software under a
>>      modified version of the GPL version 3 (or, at your option, a
>>      modified version of any higher-numbered version of the GPL)
> The GPL explicitly forbids modification of the license terms:
>     Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
>     of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
> So I think it's misleading to refer to “modified versions of the GPL”,
> since modified versions aren't the GPL any more. If you want to permit
> an action in a license text, it would be best to be clear on what action
> it is you're permitting.

Not quite.  You just have to take out the preamble and modify the
instructions for use.


You can still call it a modified version of the GPL.

Walter Landry

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