[LAU] [LAA] [ANN] gigedit 0.1.0

Thomas Vecchione seablaede at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 16:00:36 EDT 2007

If memory serves, you cannot change the GPL and still call it the GPL as the
License itself is copyrighted.  However the rest of Paul's post is
completely dead on.


On 10/17/07, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-10-17 at 11:42 -0700, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> > Yep, the question keeps popping up in the lists, long threads ensue, and
> > inevitably somebody says it is ok to to it.
> its OK for the copyright holders to do whatever they want. they can copy
> the GPL, edit it anyway they want, and use the result as their license.
> there might or might not be issues with calling it "GPL" or with using
> the actual text of the GPL, but ... the clause in the GPL restricts what
> you, a licensee, may do with the licensed material (i.e. you may not
> distribute it under a more restrictive license). it does not, and
> cannot, restrict what the copyright holder (i.e. licensor) for the
> licensed material can do with the material in question.
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