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Re: GPL traitor !

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 10:21:01 -0400
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Rjack wrote:
Your assertion certainly prevents the millions of non-English
> speaking programmers of the World from using the GPL license.

No, they simply use the English version. With even a modicum
of searching you would have found the FSF's statements about
this, but I expect that's yet another reason why you're never

    The reason the FSF does not approve these translations as
    officially valid is that checking them would be difficult
    and expensive (needing the help of bilingual lawyers in
    other countries). Even worse, if an error did slip through,
    the results could be disastrous for the whole free software
    community. As long as the translations are unofficial, they
    can't do any harm, and we hope they help more people
    understand our licenses.

    We give permission to publish translations of the GNU GPL,
    LGPL, AGPL, and FDL into other languages, provided that you
    (1) label your translations as unofficial (see below for
    how to do this), to inform people that they do not count
    legally as substitutes for the authentic version, and
    (2) you agree to install changes at our request, if we learn
    from other friends of GNU that changes are necessary to make
    the translation clearer.

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