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Re: GPL Software Gold Standard

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GPL Software Gold Standard
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 11:21:50 +0200

PrussianSnow wrote:
> Anyone with some legal knowledge care to comment on the possibility?

The only thing that the GPL is "incompatible" with is the GPL 
itself. FSF's "GPL incompatibility" claims are barred by the 
doctrine of copyright misuse and the doctrine of first sale. 
The GPL states it clearly that copies and derivative works 
must be distributed under the terms of the GPL and only the 
GPL. It just can't restrict anything else. The FSF theory of 
derivative works is total crap, however.


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