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Re: "Preferred form for making modifications"

From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
Subject: Re: "Preferred form for making modifications"
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 10:14:59 +0000

On Wed, 2006-02-22 at 08:56 +0000, Bernd Jendrissek wrote:
> >Don't run if you can't walk.... it's better to just use public domain, I
> >guess.
> John Hasler made a similar point about using the MIT licence.  That
> might not suit the copyright holder's whim; they might actually like the
> "viral" nature of the GPL, even for binary-only abandonware.  They might
> *like* the fact that licensees can't legally prevent further
> redistribution of an improved version they derived.  Translations should
> be easy enough to do, for example.

Maybe, but since there's no source code, there's little value in using
the GPL, and if it was used, a distributor could find himself in
infringement since he could not comply with the source related parts.


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