[PD-dev] License implications of GPL3

Chris McCormick chris at mccormick.cx
Tue Nov 28 02:17:58 CET 2006

Hey All,

One interesting consequence of the GPL version 3 is that you are allowed
to remove additional clauses from the license on a piece of software
that violate the GPL 3. So for example, if a developer has released a Pd
library under the GPL "version 2 or higher" but added their own clauses
trying to prevent certain people from using their software in certain
ways, under the GPL 3 you will be allowed to remove those additional
clauses from the License.

<http://fsfeurope.org/projects/gplv3/tokyo-rms-transcript> (Last
paragraph in the section "License Compatability")

I beleive that this is relevant to one, or maybe two libraries that are
used with Puredata.



chris at mccormick.cx

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