Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?
yinyang at eburg.com
Thu Jul 24 18:32:24 UTC 2008
Les Mikesell wrote:
> Its not that simple. Say you receive a copy of a mostly bsd-origin work
> previously modified by adding a few GPL-covered lines and applying the
> GPL to the whole as required for #3 at that step. You now agree to the
> GPL terms in order to be permitted to give someone else a copy of the
> whole work.
Yes, that is true for the "work as a whole".
> At this point, you've agreed not to pick out parts of the
> code and distribute under the license of its origin.
That's not true. Even if the terms of the GPL *said* that it was true,
copyright law doesn't allow it that power. You cannot change the
license on a work for which you are not the copyright holder.
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