Imran Ghory ImranG at
Thu Sep 27 19:49:49 UTC 2001

[Posted to discussion at, CCed license-violation at]

Microsoft's copy of the GPL:

It's last paragraph is,

"That's all there is to it!"

FSF's copy of the GPL:

It's last paragraph is:

"This General Public License does not permit incorporating your program into 
proprietary programs.  If your program is a subroutine library, you may consider 
it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with the library.  If this is 
what you want to do, use the GNU Library General Public License instead of 
this License."

Both list the version as "Version 2, June 1991".

AFAIK (I've only made a quick scan through the documents), this is the only 
significant change made. Is the alteration made by Microsoft a legitimate one ?


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