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Re: LGPL or GPL+"plugins welcome" ?


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: LGPL or GPL+"plugins welcome" ?
Date: 06 Jul 2004 10:38:48 +0200
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Stefaan A Eeckels <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue, 06 Jul 2004 00:07:18 -0700
> Ben Pfaff <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> > Stefaan A Eeckels <address@hidden> writes:
> > 
> > > The file "COPYING" at the top of the 2.4.18 kernel
> > > source tree says:
> > >
> > > [...note from Linus followed by GPL...]
> > >
> > > Now this should be interesting to those engaged in
> > > copyright pettyfoggery, as Linus clearly violated the
> > > copyright notice on the GPL when he added his note. 
> > 
> > I don't see how adding a preface to the GPL can be construed as a
> > copyright violation.
> 
> Strictly speaking, it's not a "verbatim" copy :-)

I fail to see that.

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David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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