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Re: IBM doesn't like the GPL

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: IBM doesn't like the GPL
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 12:39:06 -0400
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Alexander Terekhov wrote:
Subsuming other non-GPL works (licensed without permission to sublicense
under the GPL) and pretending that "a whole" is under the GPL is utter
legal nonsense.

Fortunately, such permission is given:
    2. Grant of Copyright License. Subject to the terms and conditions
    of this License, each Contributor hereby grants to You a perpetual,
    worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable
    copyright license to reproduce, prepare Derivative Works of,
    publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute the
    Work and such Derivative Works in Source or Object form.

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