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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@gbiv.com>
Subject Re: [Request For Comment] Third-Party Licensing Policy
Date Fri, 17 Mar 2006 00:20:39 GMT
On Mar 16, 2006, at 12:42 PM, Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> Then how does CDDL differ from some GPL + Binary Exception type  
> license?

As I've said half a million times before, the GPL is written to
exclude exceptions.  It says, point blank, that no exceptions are
allowed.  One cannot construct a license that is internally
contradictory without asking the users to believe a lie, and thus
there is no such thing as a valid GPL + Binary Exception type license.
[The FSF's opinions on that matter are irrelevant because they do not
suffer if the exception is found to be invalid -- the GPL survives.]

A GPL-covered work can be dual-licensed, meaning the second license is
a complete copyright license that can stand on its own and not some
half-baked exception.


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