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Re: GNU License, Again


From: mike3
Subject: Re: GNU License, Again
Date: 25 May 2007 12:54:45 -0700
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On May 24, 5:43 pm, "Alfred M. Szmidt" <address@hidden> wrote:
>    You can reduce it to a semantic debate. But in the end the GPL is
>    structured so that the only legal way for you to redistribute
>    modified copies of GPL licensed code is to license the
>    modifications under the GPL.
>
> There are several ways to come into compliance, this is one of them.
> Requesting the copyright holder to change the license is another.  And
> a third is simply not using the GPL program.

But that does not change the requirement for when you use GPL code,
which obviously shows more goals were in mind for the license than
simply "keeping free code free".



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