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SubjectRe: Linux GPL and binary module exception clause?
On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 03:05:03PM +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-12-10 at 06:46 -0800, Larry McVoy wrote:
> > Unless I need more coffee (which is certainly possible, it's early),
> > yeah, I disagree with this. A contract could do this but a copyright
> > based license doesn't seem like it can.
> Why so? I can license my work under whatever terms I please.
> I certainly can't force you to _accept_ the terms of my licence -- you
> always have the option to decline -- but in that case you may not use my
> work.

You may license *your* work under whatever terms you want. Those terms
can't extend to things that aren't your work in a copyright license.
You need a contract to do that and even then there are limits to what
you can do.
Larry McVoy lm at
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