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From Richard Fontana <rfont...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: New versions of CC licenses
Date Sat, 07 Dec 2013 22:56:24 GMT
On Sat, Dec 07, 2013 at 01:50:44PM -0800, Lawrence Rosen wrote:
> Jeff Thompson wrote:
> 
> > I am saying, as between B and C, if they've agreed to exchange the code under
> the GPL, as between those two, that's the license.  
> 
> I agree with that. So also if Red Hat takes software from the Linux Foundation
> under the GPL and agrees with its customers to make that available under a
> commercial license, then as between them the commercial license is the deal.
> Perhaps Richard and other Linux vendor attorneys who are on this list can tell
> us: Does anybody believe that this private deal between Red Hat and its
> customers erases the effect of the GPL on that Linux software?

Certainly, the private deal does not erase the effect of the GPL on
Linux software (the derivative work that is based on code ultimately
taken from kernel.org).

- RF


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