[linux-elitists] GPL Violations [was Re: Mobile Phone Choices]

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Wed Jul 26 09:15:32 PDT 2006

begin Shlomi Fish quotation of Wed, Jul 26, 2006 at 03:17:32PM +0300:

> Relax, this is not GPL software, but rather it is distributed under the
> public domain. It means it can be linked against anything, converted to 
> any different license, freely used and distributed, and anything else
> without any restrictions whatsoever. No Strings Attached!<tm>
> Well, enjoy!
> 	Shlomi Fish

No strings?  There actually are some, but they're on
the author, not the user, so trying to go "public
domain" with a piece of software is probably not a
good idea unless you're the US Government.

Larry Rosen on "Public Domain" licenses and simple
alternatives: http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6225

Don Marti                    
dmarti@zgp.org           LinuxWorld: August 14-17, 2006, San Francisco

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