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Re: Another GNU License Question

From: Lasse Reichstein Nielsen
Subject: Re: Another GNU License Question
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 10:40:44 +0200
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On Mon, 20 Aug 2007 07:03:58 +0200, mike3 <> wrote:

But the GPL does not impose a restriction on the person _creating_ the
software who intends to release it under the GPL, right?

The GPL does not impose restrictions on anybody. Ever.

What it does is to conditionally grant rights. If you meet the conditions, you are granted the rights. If not, you're left with whatever copyright law allows.

The author of something already has all the rights that a license can possibly grant, i.e., the rights that copyright law reserves for the author, so he won't
have to worry about satisfying any conditions.

Lasse R. Nielsen -
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