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SubjectRe: Wasting our Freedom

On Sun, Sep 16, 2007 at 03:19:41PM -0700, David Schwartz wrote:

>If you take work that's under a dual-license and remove one license notice
>from it when you create a derivative work, every recipient of that
>derivative work still receives a dual license from the original author to
>every protectable element still in the distributed work.

But you may *not* remove the license notices on GPL/BSD dual-licensed
works. *Both* forbid removing the licensing terms.


>2) You can remove a BSD license notice from BSD-only code. (The BSD license
>prohibits this.)

The BSD license prohibits this anyway, regardless of whether BSD is the
only license or not (dual-licensing). Heck, copyright law itself forbids
it unless explicitly allowed.


Kind regards,

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