Fw: Query about GNU-GPL

Rui Miguel Seabra rms at 1407.org
Wed Mar 23 10:41:36 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-03-23 at 09:46 +0000, Niall Douglas wrote:
> On 23 Mar 2005 at 9:16, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> >    >    Including code from non-free libraries will make your package
> >    >    non-free. > > Not true.  The result would be illegal, not
> >    non-free.  For it to > be legal the whole work has to be licensed
> >    under the GNU GPL.
> > 
> >    And what you've just said is completely untrue 
> > 
> > ,----[ The GNU General Public License - Section 2 ]
> > | b. You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that |   
> > in whole or in part contains or is derived from the Program |    or
> > any part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge |    to all
> > third parties under the terms of this License. `----
> There is a HUGE difference between "under the terms of this License" 
> and "under this License". The former means what I said, the latter 
> what you said.

And there is a HUGE difference between "under the terms of *this*
license" and "under terms equivalent to those of this license"

To me the text seems quite clear. But I've thought, before, as you seem
to do now, so I hope you'll eventually come to understand it as well.


+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?

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