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Re: GNU or Open Source Licensing agreenemt.



Alvin Oga <aoga@ns.Linux-Consulting.com> writes:

> hi ya adam
>
> On Thu, 3 Jun 2004, Adam Aube wrote:
>
>> The only "strings" attached to the GPL involve distribution and derivative
>> works, and are as follows (paraphrased):
>> 
>> 1) If you distribute the software, you must make the source freely available
>> 2) Derivative works must also be released under the GPL
>
> doesn't that depend on which "gpl" license ... ( there's over 40 "gpl"
> license ...  but only 2(?) gnu.org "gpl" license

There's not 40 GPLs, there's one.  And the vast majority of software
in Debian is licensed under it.  Check the Debian Free Software
Guidelines for a general idea of what you can and can't do.

> and what happens when you mix and match various licenses together ... :-)

Don't.  Life's too short to deal with some random developer's
licensing bogosity.

-- 
Paul Johnson
<baloo@ursine.ca>
Linux.  You can find a worse OS, but it costs more.

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