ILIAS mix of GNU GPL with own terms

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Fri Jun 1 15:15:54 UTC 2001

On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 05:11:23PM +0200, Josef Dalcolmo wrote:
> Sonja.Branskat at said:
> > The AGBs are important due to the German law. They explain among other
> > how to interprete the GPL under the German law. This is  because there
> > exists no translation of the GPL and because the American and German
> > law differ in e.g. in terms of the copyright law. 
> The FSF published this link on their web site to a German translation of the 

Let me quote from the page:

| This is a translation of the GNU General Public License into German.
| This translation is distributed in the hope that it will facilitate
| understanding, but it is not an official or legally approved
| translation.

So there is no translation of the GNU GPL, 
but an inofficial translation of the original text of the GNU GPL.

The FSFE wants to see a real GPL for the German law and has started
some activities towards it. Many trying to get competent lawyers
together lawyers in other countries and the FSFs lawyers.
Expect progress to be slow on this topic.

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