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SubjectRE: License question

> On 17-Jan-2004 David Schwartz wrote:
> >> > - Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
> >> > notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimers.

> > Sorry, that's an "additional restriction" not permitted
> > under the GPL.

> These are in fact the points I wished your opinion about...
> Actually these are requirements (like others said), not
> use restrictions.

There is no difference. Every requirement can be rephrased as an equivalent
restriction. The requirement that you maintain the terms is the same as a
restriction against removing them.

> btw, IANAL and IP rights are a minefield.


> Since their code is C++ I already rewote everything in C, but it
> also contains the binary firmwares which I can't rewrite. That's
> why I asked you about the license.

Then you have another problem. You can't place something under the GPL if
you don't have the source code to it. How can you offer the source code to
others if you don't have it? (Though my opinion seems to differ from the
mainstream on this point. It is my opinion that you must possess the source
code to any object code you wish to GPL.)

> It's likely Echoaudio will change the license in the next release
> to a dual GPL/custom license, so this will be no more an issue.

Glad to hear that.

> Thanks for you answers.

Of course, you shouldn't rely upon them.


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