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Re: Option 3

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 21:49:20 -0400
Message-ID: <4D8951A0.5060509@intertwingly.net>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Lawrence Rosen <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>, public-html@w3.org, PSIG <member-psig@w3.org>
On 03/22/2011 09:16 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Mar 2011, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>>
>> I would still maintain that "Option 3" is not compatible with GPL
>> though. While the license doesn't explicitly forbid copying the text
>> under the license into another specification, it effectively forbids it
>> by not allowing it. I'll note that GPL doesn't limit itself to "explicit
>> restrictions", but rather restrictions in general.
>
> Indeed. There are non-forking-related restrictions too, e.g. it doesn't
> allow use in hardware devices, as far as I can tell. Lawrence never
> publicly replied to my e-mail on the subject:
>
>     http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Mar/0209.html
>
> (Search in particular for the bit where I quote the GPL FAQ.)

I encourage you to read this:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/member-psig/2011JanMar/0138.html

If after reading that, if you have further questions about the GPL FAQ, 
see the following for information on how to get more information:

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#LicensingMailingList

- Sam Ruby
Received on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 01:50:01 UTC

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