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Advice wanted on possible GPL abuse

From: matthew
Subject: Advice wanted on possible GPL abuse
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 13:09:22 +0100
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I'm investigating (on behalf of myself, I am not the copyright holder) a case
of what I believe to be GPL abuse. An individual has produced code
modifications for the (GPLed) phpBB forum software, but is selling them under
a non-free, non-GPL license. He claims that this is acceptable since he only
links to phpBB via phpBB's defined functions.

A link to his claims:

I'd be grateful for people's opinions on the matter, please CC me as I'm not


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