Misunderstanding of the basics?

Dave J Woolley david.woolley at bts.co.uk
Mon Jan 15 18:42:28 UTC 2001

> From:	Ralf Schwoebel [SMTP:puzzler at intradat.com]
> And here it comes: We are less strict than the GPL, you SHALL and GPL
> says you MUST,
> I can not see why the OSI should not accept that?
[DJW:]  In typical compliance language, SHALL is the most strict
level of compliance.  I'd normally treat MUST as a synonym.

In any case, the GPL is only requiring that you record the removal
of the code, whereas you are forbidding its removal, in this clause,
not the one you quoted:

3.3. You are not allowed to modify, delete or suspend the IPL code
the License Key. If you use parts of the IPL Code in your own software
you are
obliged to include all IPL Code concerning License Key in your code in a
that any user of your software has to have a License Key from intraDAT.
clause shall only be applicable for IPL Code which includes code for
Keys or for such code for which on www.intradat.com is stated a License
Key is

In fact, I would interpret any restriction that a licence key check
be retained as being a conflicting licence, making the GPL void.


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