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Re: Problem with GPLv3 FAQ about linking with Visual C++

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Problem with GPLv3 FAQ about linking with Visual C++
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 12:48:57 -0500
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On 2/4/2010 12:36 PM, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
You misread the modify clauses of the GPL
    v2: Section 2 "You may modify your copy or copies of the Program or
        any portion of it . . ."
    v3: Section 5 "Conveying Modified Source Versions . . ."
focusing on its "mere aggregation" and "called an “aggregate”"

Legal documents define terms. Blathering is what you do.
Section 2 of GPLv2 says
    These requirements apply to the modified work as a whole.
    ... when you distribute the same sections as part of a whole
    which is a work based on the Program, the distribution of the
    whole must be on the terms of this License...

I have no idea what point you're trying to make, but
you're undoubtedly wrong again, as always.

"Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article is permitted
in any medium without royalty provided this notice is preserved."

Are you seriously suggesting that [these] articles can NOT be
included in collective works of others?

I think that in such a case, the copying permission is
broad enough that there is a reasonable expectation that
republishing in a collective work is permitted. That is
not the case with GPL-licensed code, which is at pains to
distinguish how such code may be included in collective

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