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Re: LGPL or GPL+"plugins welcome" ?

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: LGPL or GPL+"plugins welcome" ?
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2004 00:07:18 -0700
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Stefaan A Eeckels <> writes:

> The file "COPYING" at the top of the 2.4.18 kernel
> source tree says:
> [...note from Linus followed by GPL...]
> Now this should be interesting to those engaged in
> copyright pettyfoggery, as Linus clearly violated the
> copyright notice on the GPL when he added his note. 

I don't see how adding a preface to the GPL can be construed as a
copyright violation.
Ben Pfaff 

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