EU Copyright..

Loic Dachary loic at
Sat May 4 16:19:24 UTC 2002

Alfred M. Szmidt writes:

 > 5. No Discrimination Against Persons or Groups
 > The license must not discriminate against any person or group of persons.
 > The GPL is an approved Open source license, so you are the one who is
 > wrong. [3]

	The GPL itself is approved but a GPL + geographical
restriction would contradict the "definition". That's not the only
contradiction though and this is why they had to explicitly state that
the GPL is compatible with this "definition". But what can you expect
when you write "guidelines" and then change the name to call them a
"definition" ?-) 

	The key here is to understand that this "definition" is really
a set of "guidelines" to help you figure out if a license is Free
Software. As long as you keep this in mind, you're safe. You need a
lot more background material to figure if a license is Free Software.


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