[svlug] Re: Open Country site
Seth David Schoen
schoen at loyalty.org
Mon Apr 16 11:12:02 PDT 2001
Karen Shaeffer writes:
> > This doesn't exclude you from GPL obligations, unless you've arranged
> > for separate terms with the rightsholders.
> Well, then it would not be distribution of GPL'd software would it? You
> can't have it both ways. If it's GPL'd, then you need to observe the license
> terms. If you have other licensing agreements and the author(s) have the
> right to grant you such alternative licensing terms, then you're not
> distributing GPL'd code.
There is such a thing as a "special exception" for particular cases.
The FSF has been known to grant those sometimes; everyone is expected
to follow the GPL but the copyright holder might make a "special
exception" to particular terms in particular situations.
Seth David Schoen <schoen at loyalty.org> | And do not say, I will study when I
Temp. http://www.loyalty.org/~schoen/ | have leisure; for perhaps you will
down: http://www.loyalty.org/ (CAF) | not have leisure. -- Pirke Avot 2:5
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