prohibit change in parts of the software

Russell Nelson nelson at
Thu Mar 31 06:14:38 UTC 2005

M.Nederkoorn writes:
 > Hello,
 > Does anyone have any ideas on the following:
 > is there an open source licence which prohibits the change of part of
 > the software? in this case the server address embedded in the source
 > code?

The GPL requires that you announce the copyright and license when a
program starts up interactively.  It doesn't specify code,
though, so you're free to recode the announcement in any effective way
you want.  I don't think that's what you want, though.  No, you can't
require people to not change a server address in an open source

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