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Re: GPL version 3 comments

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: GPL version 3 comments
Date: Mon, 01 Jan 2007 08:04:23 -0600
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Alfred M. Szmidt writes:
> So you cannot modify it, and thus you cannot make a non-free variant of
> the GPL.

I wrote:
> One can do so with trivial ease by simply adding an exceptions file.

penguin writes:
> How would an exeptions file be treated in court?  The GPL needs to fit
> every program, and what if someone doesn't see the exeptions file?

At the top of every source file put

   Foobar, Copyright 2007 Penguin.  See the file "LICENSE" for license
   information.  Nothing else grants any rights.

In "LICENSE" put
   Foobar is Copyright 2007 Penguin and is licensed under the terms of the
   GNU General Public License with the exceptions and restrictions listed
   below.  A copy of the GNU General Public license is in the file GPL.  If
   it is missing contact the author or the Free Software Foundation, Inc.
   51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA for a copy.


John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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