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Re: Option 3

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 01:16:59 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
cc: Lawrence Rosen <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>, public-html@w3.org, PSIG <member-psig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1103230106390.25791@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
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:


(Search in particular for the bit where I quote the GPL FAQ.)

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