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Re: New Software License idea: "The Freedom License."

From: James Carlson
Subject: Re: New Software License idea: "The Freedom License."
Date: 23 May 2006 07:50:06 -0400
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Peter Jensen <> writes:
> I know that this is just a troll attempting to stir up trouble, but I
> may as well point out that this "license" is incompatible with the GPL,
> in that it imposes additional restrictions.  It is therefore entirely
> irrelevant as it only differs from the BSD license in its restrictions
> on GPL use, while GPL software cannot use software licensed under this
> extremely non-free license in the first place.

It doesn't much matter what it says, as it's based on utterly false
and clearly misunderstood legal issues.  The whole idea of
"relicensing" by someone other than the original author is complete

James Carlson, KISS Network                    <>
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