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Re: License of the GPL license

>>>>> On Mon, 16 Apr 2018, Simon McVittie wrote:

> On Mon, 16 Apr 2018 at 10:50:04 +0200, Giovanni Mascellani wrote:
>> this question might be trivial, but I just realized that the GPL
>> license is itself licensed under a license that technically does
>> not appear to be DFSG compliant:

> We make an exception for the licenses of licenses, because otherwise
> we basically wouldn't be able to distribute any software at all (and
> it isn't completely clear whether legal texts are copyrightable
> anyway).

I thought this might be of interest here: In Gentoo we are currently
drafting a Certificate of Origin [1]. We are considering a clause (c)
containing an explicit exception for license texts.


[1] https://dev.gentoo.org/~ulm/glep-copyrightpolicy.html#certificate-of-origin

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