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SubjectRe: [PATCH] GPL licence corrections
On Mon, 16 Oct 2000, David Woodhouse wrote:

>Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 13:02:03 +0100
>From: David Woodhouse <>
>To: Mike A. Harris <>
>Cc: Linus Torvalds <>,
> Linux Kernel mailing list <>,
> Alan Cox <>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>Subject: Re: [PATCH] GPL licence corrections
> said:
>> I've found a few inconsistencies with the wording of some license
>> statements refering to "GNU public license" and similar, and have
>> reworded them properly to "GNU General Public License".
>If we're referring to it by name, we probably ought to call it the
>'GNU General Public License' (sic). You've used the British spelling of

Personally, I don't care what spelling is used, however I guess
the "correct" way though, is the way the license spells it
itself, which is:

Version 2, June 1991

Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA
02111-1307 USA
Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.


I myself spell it this way also, so had I wrote the original, it
would have been correct. ;o) Unfortunately, this means I may
have missed a lot with my grep, so I'll go back and do another
patch. If anyone has any other license inconsistencies,
copyright inconsistencies, etc.. please let me know ASAP, and
I'll grab them too.

Mike A. Harris - Linux advocate - Open source advocate
Computer Consultant - Capslock Consulting
Copyright 2000 all rights reserved

"If it isn't source, it isn't software." -- NASA

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