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Re: Will no-one sue GrSecurity for their blatant GPL violation (of GCC a
Re: Will no-one sue GrSecurity for their blatant GPL violation (of GCC and the linux kernel)?
Mon, 04 Nov 2019 22:14:02 +0100
> You are incorrect. GPL version 2 section 6 states that one shall not add
> additional restrictions between the agreement between the licensee and
> further licensees. It governs that relationship vis-a-vis the protected
> GrSecurity has, indeed, stipulated an additional restrictive term.
> From: You may distribute derivative works freely.
> GrSecurity has forced customers to agree to: We shall not distribute the
> (non-separable) derivative work EXCEPT to our own customers (when
> That is clearly an additional restrictive term.
I assume they did this as part of their subscription agreement. Their
customers are free to terminate that agreement and exercise their
rights under the GPL. They just can't have it both ways.
I believe this a fairly common approach to subscription and service
agreements for GPL software.