[Openicc] GoSoC 2011: opensource and ICC licenses

James Cloos cloos at jhcloos.com
Fri May 6 10:57:56 PDT 2011

>>>>> "CBS" == Cyrille Berger Skott <cberger at cberger.net> writes:

CBS> On Thursday 05 May 2011, James Cloos wrote:
>> One of the goals of the GPL is to allow those who receive software to
>> fix it and distribute those fixes.  That goal is not compatible with
>> "you can't change it w/o also renaming it".
CBS> How so ?

Ask on the -legal lists; I just described the result of the TeX
licensing issue.

>> So, to be GPL compatible, you have to allow changes w/o requiring
>> renaming, but you can require that any changes be declared.

CBS> No. Look at the end of paragraph of [1]:

Nothing in what you quoted disagrees with my phrasing above.

In fact it just says the same thing.

And note that the question I replied to was about the compatibility of
certain /non/-GPL software with the GPL.

James Cloos <cloos at jhcloos.com>         OpenPGP: 1024D/ED7DAEA6

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