[ILUG] RMS: KDE in violation of GPL
jimregan at lit.compsoc.com
Wed Sep 6 20:34:05 IST 2000
On Wed, 6 Sep 2000, Ruairi Newman wrote:
) > IANAL, but i think yes it would.
) > "i hereby forgive xyz for infringing my copyright and have come to an
) > amicable settlement with them"
) > sounds legal enough to me.
) But surely, as the software is licensed under the GPL, any settlement
) would also have to be within the terms of the GPL?
You mean instead of, say "if you violate the terms of this license all
other rights granted to you are immediately revoked" to put "if you
violate this license, your rights are revoked, unless you ask for
forgiveness in which case we will warm to you, decide you're not all bad
after all, and relicense you" ;)
Even worded seriously, I think such a clause would cause the license to be
taken less seriously.
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