On Sat, 2 Jun 2007 19:38:09 -0600 Wesley J. Landaker wrote:

> On Saturday 02 June 2007 19:05:16 Ben Finney wrote:
> > I agree that the GPL is the best FSF license to be applied to any
> > work of authorship, but the FSF don't agree -- and I believe they
> > expressed this disagreement long before they started promoting other
> > licenses designed for non-program works.
> Well, maybe that is changing ... the latest draft says in the
> Preample:
> "The GNU General Public License is a free, copyleft license for
> software and other kinds of works."

Section 0. of the GNU GPL *v2* states, in part:

|   0. This License applies to any program or other work [...]
|                                          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| The "Program", below, refers to any such program or work [...]
|                                                  ^^^^^^^

I think even the GNU GPL *v2* was designed with the applicability to
non-program works in mind.  It was certainly designed *primarily* for
programs, but also in such a way to be applicable to any work of

At least, that's my understanding after reading the license text so many

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