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Re: GPL and LGPL not acceptable for Fedora!



On Thursday 16 August 2007, Simo Sorce wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-08-16 at 09:47 -0400, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> > NOTE: COPYING does
> > not count as documentation, since the author(s) didn't write it.
> > 4. If neither the source, nor the upstream composed documentation says
> > anything about the license version, then it could be under _ANY_
> > version
> > of the GPL. The version listed in COPYING is irrelevant from this
> > perspective.
>
> I am sure it is worth mentioning that this is true when COPYING is
> copied over mindlessly and not modified, while if it has obviously been
> modified by the author it counts as documentation.

The GPL license text does not allow modification.

 "Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
  of this license document, but changing it is not allowed."

Uh... by the way, doesn't that make the license doc non-free, and thus not 
okay to distribute in Fedora? :)


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