glibc 2.2.4 Release Notes

Jan-Oliver Wagner jan at
Tue Aug 21 06:09:57 UTC 2001

On Mon, Aug 20, 2001 at 09:29:20PM +0100, Luciano Miguel Ferreira Rocha wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 20, 2001 at 09:38:18PM +0200, Werner Koch wrote:
> > And Ulrich forgot to mention that the (L)GPL also says, that new
> > revisions of the license will be in the same spirit. 
> Ah.. The spirit... Well, the GPL exists to protect the creator and the
> program, it would not be necessary if people were true to the spirit of things.

At least in Germany, expressing the spirit which lies in a contract
is a valid thing at court. You will not be able at court to push through
a license not in the same spirit, but claiming to be a successor of it.

Thus, the statement about the spirit is another important element
to ensure a trustworthy license.

Not sure about juristiction in other countries though ...


Jan-Oliver Wagner     

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