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Re: More FSF hypocrisy

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: More FSF hypocrisy
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 09:29:07 -0400
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Rjack wrote:
The GPL can't set scope-of-use restrictions on distribution of a
derivative work "as a whole" because no such exclusive right exists.

That's fine, because it does no such thing. The GPL sets requirements
for obtaining authorization to copy and distribute the covered work.
Such authorization may be finely divided, as when an author sells
paperback and hardcover rights to separate publishers. The GPL does
not permit code covered by it to be copied and distributed as part of
a combined work unless that work as a whole is distributed under the
GPL. The exclusive right that the GPL authorizes is only on how the
covered work itself may be copied and distributed when it is part of
a combined work.

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