On Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:13:29 +0100 Simon McVittie wrote: > On Mon, 16 Apr 2018 at 10:50:04 +0200, Giovanni Mascellani wrote: > > this question might be trivial, but I just realized that the GPL license > > is itself licensed under a license that technically does not appear to > > be DFSG compliant: > > We make an exception for the licenses of licenses, because otherwise we > basically wouldn't be able to distribute any software at all (and it > isn't completely clear whether legal texts are copyrightable anyway).
I remember that this has been discussed in the past, although I cannot find the mailing list thread(s) right now. Anyway, I recall that the outcome of the discussion was the one described by Simon. Moreover, as far as the GNU GPL is specifically concerned, there is an [FSF FAQ](https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#ModifyGPL) explaining that the text of the GNU GPL can indeed be modified, as long as some conditions are satisfied... I hope this helps. Bye. -- http://www.inventati.org/frx/ There's not a second to spare! To the laboratory! ..................................................... Francesco Poli . GnuPG key fpr == CA01 1147 9CD2 EFDF FB82 3925 3E1C 27E1 1F69 BFFE
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