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Re: [Duplicity-talk] GPL-3

From: Martin Pool
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] GPL-3
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 12:22:32 +1000

On 14 April 2011 19:07,  <address@hidden> wrote:

>> .. except you can, if it is a commercial rather than a consumer product:
>>   >>> GPLv3 tolerates tivoization only for products that are almost
>> exclusively meant for businesses and organizations.
>> <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/rms-why-gplv3.html>
> could you point out the specific part of the gpl3 that defines this?

Sure, it's section 6 "Conveying non-source forms", right in the middle
of that section.

> concluding, even if this were true (probably is if stallman says so), a 
> little bit of tivoization protection, is better than none.
> also we have not a lot of options here, only gpl2 or gpl3. relicensing to 
> another license or even modifying either gpl would need all past contributors 
> to agree. nobody could gather all of these.

If you want to use only GPL3 going forward, of course you can.  I have
little if any code in duplicity itself so it's not up to me anyhow.  I
just thought I'd mention it since the topic came up.


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