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Re: Another GNU License Question

From: mike3
Subject: Re: Another GNU License Question
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 21:45:50 -0700
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On Aug 20, 2:40 am, Lasse Reichstein Nielsen <>
> 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.


> /L
> --
> Lasse R. Nielsen -
>   'Faith without judgement merely degrades the spirit divine'
>   Reproduction of this message, or parts thereof, is allowed if proper  
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