On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 01:04:23AM +0000, Tor Lillqvist <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > [EMAIL PROTECTED] ( Marc) (A.) (Lehmann ) writes: > > According to you, this shouldn't be. Additionally, one would assume that > > these are additional restrictions that are explicitly forbidden by the GPL > > itself.
First of all, it should have been "could", not "would" in the above sentence. > But these restrictions are placed by the MySQL copyright holders > themselves, aren't they? Yes. But they can't license a product to me saying it's licensed under the GPL and then, in another part of the documentation _outside_ the license, place restrictions not mentioned in the GPL. This is at best contradicting. Also, I am quite sure that not everybody who contributed code to mysql is aware that the GPL is, in fact, not the whole license. That is, *iff* these are additional restrictions, which is a point of view not everybody needs to share. My point is solely that most arguing (even by me, I might interpret the license totally correctly, yet still fail to predict reality) about the requirements of the GPL is moot if somebody goes to court :) -- -----==- | ----==-- _ | ---==---(_)__ __ ____ __ Marc Lehmann +-- --==---/ / _ \/ // /\ \/ / [EMAIL PROTECTED] |e| -=====/_/_//_/\_,_/ /_/\_\ XX11-RIPE --+ The choice of a GNU generation | | _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://lists.xcf.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer