ILIAS mix of GNU GPL with own terms
frank at g-n-u.de
Fri Jun 1 12:39:16 UTC 2001
Sonja Branskat wrote:
> >> Reinhard Mueller wrote
> >> > One additional problem I see is: Will these AGBs be valid for people
> >> > that get this software from somewhere else? They will probably never
> >> > have seen them...
> >> they are not valid for for people who get this software from somewhere
> >> else
> >So you allow me to distribute the software to people who actively search
> >for patent violations?
> yes, you can. If someone finds anything, they will sue you as you
> distributed the software.
If, e.g. some copyright is violated in the software, AFAIK the
author will be sued, not the distributor.
> >Even more important is the question: If the above is _not_ true and you
> >don't allow me to redistribute the software to persons who'll actively
> >search for patent violations, doesn't these additional conditions make
> >the software non free software?
> >I understand that you have to make certain precautions. But if you want
> >to redistribute your software under the GNU GPL you should face the
> >question concerning the freedom of your software.
> to me understanding our software is completely GNU GPL licensed software.
> Our AGBs do not restrict any of the GPL terms.
The following does -- though it might be only a minor issue in most
cases, GPL does not allow for *any* further obligations.
: "Sofern der Lizenznehmer die Software bearbeitet und diese
: Bearbeitung Dritten zug=E4nglich macht, ist er verpflichtet, dem
: Lizenzgeber auch eine Kopie der Bearbeitung kostenlos zukommen zu
: lassen, oder, sofern die Bearbeitung =F6ffentlich und kostenlos
: zug=E4nglich ist, dem Lizenzgeber die Quelle mitzuteilen."
: ("If the licensee modifies the software and makes this
: modification available to third parties, he is obligated to
: make available a copy of the modification to the licenser at no
: cost, or, if if the modification is available publicly and at
: no cost, to inform the licenser about the source.")
Frank Heckenbach, frank at g-n-u.de
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