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Re: License of the GPL license

On Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:13:29 +0100 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 remember that this has been discussed in the past, although I cannot
find the mailing list thread(s) right now.
Anyway, I recall that the outcome of the discussion was the one
described by Simon.

Moreover, as far as the GNU GPL is specifically concerned, there
is an [FSF FAQ](https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#ModifyGPL)
explaining that the text of the GNU GPL can indeed be modified,
as long as some conditions are satisfied...

I hope this helps.

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