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

Rick Moen rick at
Sat Dec 2 17:59:38 UTC 2006

Quoting Philippe Verdy (verdy_p at

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

I'm getting a sudden mental image of encountering the GPL as an embedded
Ogg file, with the text sung to the tune of "Alice's Restaurant".

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