Re: GPL + revision log license

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Mon Aug 18 2003 - 13:19:28 CDT

At 1:53 PM -0400 8/18/03, David Mertz wrote:
>|But being able to write "GPL-compatible" or "OSI-approved" is a
>|convenient shorthand that all open source developers will understand.
>Btw. If list members would like me to, I would be happy to approach the
>FSF with Doug's proposed additional clause, and find out if they think
>such a revision is GPL-compatible. Obviously, I'd explain the purpose
>of the project, and why we felt the clause was relevant.
>Quite possibly, FSF attorneys have dealt with similar issues in the
>past. They may have boilerplate language they would recommend and/or
>raise legal questions we have not considered. Then again... they may
>also just be too busy to get back with answers. I dunno.

That would be fine with me. But wait a day in case anyone else has
any suggestions on alternative ways to handle this. We don't want to
go to the FSF attorneys multiple times if we don't need to.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
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