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From: Joshua Gay
Subject: www/licenses gpl-faq.html
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 18:46:25 +0000 (UTC)

CVSROOT:        /web/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Joshua Gay <josh>       16/05/26 18:46:24

Modified files:
        licenses       : gpl-faq.html 

Log message:
        Summary: balancing gender-based pronouns

CVSWeb URLs:
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/licenses/gpl-faq.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.218&r2=1.219

Patches:
Index: gpl-faq.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /web/www/www/licenses/gpl-faq.html,v
retrieving revision 1.218
retrieving revision 1.219
diff -u -b -r1.218 -r1.219
--- gpl-faq.html        26 May 2016 16:11:32 -0000      1.218
+++ gpl-faq.html        26 May 2016 18:46:24 -0000      1.219
@@ -104,7 +104,7 @@
     program and an unrelated non-free program on the same computer?</a></li>
   
     <li><a href="#CanIDemandACopy">If I know someone has a copy of a
-    GPL-covered program, can I demand he give me a copy?</a></li>
+    GPL-covered program, can I demand they give me a copy?</a></li>
 
     <li><a href="#WhatDoesWrittenOfferValid">What does &ldquo;written offer
     valid for any third party&rdquo; mean in GPLv2? Does that mean everyone
@@ -463,7 +463,7 @@
 
     <li><a href="#v3CoworkerConveying">If I give a copy of a
     GPLv3-covered program to a coworker at my company, have I
-    &ldquo;conveyed&rdquo; the copy to him?</a></li>
+    &ldquo;conveyed&rdquo; the copy to that coworker?</a></li>
 
     <li><a href="#SourceInCVS">Am I complying with GPLv3 if I offer
     binaries on an FTP server and sources by way of a link to a source
@@ -834,14 +834,14 @@
 
 
 <dt id="CanIDemandACopy">If I know someone has a copy of a GPL-covered
-    program, can I demand he give me a copy?
+    program, can I demand they give me a copy?
  <span class="anchor-reference-id">(<a href="#CanIDemandACopy"
  >#CanIDemandACopy</a>)</span></dt>
 <dd><p>
-No.  The GPL gives him permission to make and redistribute copies of
-the program <em>if and when he chooses to do so</em>.  He also has the
-right not to redistribute the program, when that is what he
-chooses.</p></dd>
+No.  The GPL gives a person permission to make and redistribute copies
+of the program <em>if and when that person chooses to do so</em>.
+That person also has the right not to choose to redistribute the
+program.</p></dd>
 
 
 <dt id="WhatDoesWrittenOfferValid">What does &ldquo;written offer
@@ -1061,7 +1061,7 @@
  >#WhyMustIInclude</a>)</span></dt>
 <dd><p>
 Including a copy of the license with the work is vital so that
-everyone who gets a copy of the program can know what his rights are.</p>
+everyone who gets a copy of the program can know what their rights are.</p>
 
 <p>It might be tempting to include a URL that refers to the license,
 instead of the license itself.  But you cannot be sure that the URL
@@ -1582,8 +1582,8 @@
 <dd><p>
 In general this is legally impossible; copyright law does not give you
 any say in the use of the output people make from their data using
-your program.  If the user uses your program to enter or convert his
-own data, the copyright on the output belongs to him, not you.  More
+your program.  If the user uses your program to enter or convert her
+own data, the copyright on the output belongs to her, not you.  More
 generally, when a program translates its input into some other form,
 the copyright status of the output inherits that of the input it was
 generated from.</p>
@@ -1974,13 +1974,12 @@
     I do this, too?  If so, how?
  <span class="anchor-reference-id">(<a href="#AssignCopyright"
  >#AssignCopyright</a>)</span></dt>
-<dd><p>
-Our lawyers have told us that to be in the <a
-href="/licenses/why-assign.html">best position to enforce the GPL</a> in
-court against violators, we should keep the copyright status of the
-program as simple as possible.  We do this by asking each contributor to
-either assign the copyright on his contribution to the FSF, or disclaim
-copyright on it and thus put it in the public domain.</p>
+<dd><p> Our lawyers have told us that to be in the <a
+href="/licenses/why-assign.html">best position to enforce the GPL</a>
+in court against violators, we should keep the copyright status of the
+program as simple as possible.  We do this by asking each contributor
+to either assign the copyright on contributions to the FSF, or
+disclaim copyright on contributions.</p>
 
 <p>We also ask individual contributors to get copyright disclaimers from
 their employers (if any) so that we can be sure those employers won't
@@ -2405,14 +2404,14 @@
 
 <dt id="StolenCopy">If someone steals
     a CD containing a version of a GPL-covered program, does the GPL
-    give him the right to redistribute that version?
+    give the theif the right to redistribute that version?
  <span class="anchor-reference-id">(<a href="#StolenCopy"
  >#StolenCopy</a>)</span></dt>
 <dd><p>
-If the version has been released elsewhere, then the thief probably
-does have the right to make copies and redistribute them under the GPL,
-but if he is imprisoned for stealing the CD he may have to wait until
-his release before doing so.</p>
+If the version has been released elsewhere, then the thief
+probably does have the right to make copies and redistribute them
+under the GPL, but if the theif is imprisoned for stealing the CD,
+they may have to wait until their release before doing so.</p>
 
 <p>If the version in question is unpublished and considered by a company
 to be its trade secret, then publishing it may be a violation of trade
@@ -3062,7 +3061,7 @@
 kind of DRM technology you like.  However, if you do this, section 3
 says that the system will not count as an effective technological
 &ldquo;protection&rdquo; measure, which means that if someone breaks the
-DRM, he will be free to distribute his software too, unhindered by the DMCA
+DRM, she will be free to distribute her software too, unhindered by the DMCA
 and similar laws.</p>
 
 <p>As usual, the GNU GPL does not restrict what people do in software,
@@ -3093,14 +3092,14 @@
  <span class="anchor-reference-id">(<a href="#GiveUpKeys"
  >#GiveUpKeys</a>)</span></dt>
 <dd><p>
-No.  The only time you would be required to release signing keys is
-if you conveyed GPLed software inside a User Product, and its hardware
+No.  The only time you would be required to release signing keys is if
+you conveyed GPLed software inside a User Product, and its hardware
 checked the software for a valid cryptographic signature before it
 would function. In that specific case, you would be required to
 provide anyone who owned the device, on demand, with the key to sign
-and install modified software on his device so that it will run.  If
+and install modified software on the device so that it will run.  If
 each instance of the device uses a different key, then you need only
-give each purchaser the key for his instance.</p></dd>
+give each purchaser a key for that instance.</p></dd>
 
 
 <dt id="v3VotingMachine">Does GPLv3 require that voters be able to
@@ -3238,7 +3237,7 @@
 
 <dt id="v3CoworkerConveying">If I give a copy of a GPLv3-covered
     program to a coworker at my company, have I &ldquo;conveyed&rdquo; the
-    copy to him?
+    copy to that coworker?
  <span class="anchor-reference-id">(<a href="#v3CoworkerConveying"
  >#v3CoworkerConveying</a>)</span></dt>
 <dd><p>
@@ -3859,7 +3858,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2016/05/26 16:11:32 $
+$Date: 2016/05/26 18:46:24 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>



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