GPL for JS libraries (Was: Re: Redefining GPL?)

David Woolley david at
Sat Dec 2 13:23:56 UTC 2006

> A change of technical form that does not change any term is not changing
* the GPL itself. So you can include the GPL as an HTML file if you like,
* or as a Word or OpenOffice document, or as an embedded resource shown

I'm pretty sure that a Word document wouldn't be acceptable as the file
format specification isn't openly available (one has to access it in
a way which puports to create a sort of non-disclosure agreement, and,
in particular doesn't permit the specification to be used to create a
free Word document viewer).

* within a program, it is still the original GPL.

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