[Fwd: FW: For Approval: Generic Attribution Provision]

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Tue Dec 19 03:46:57 UTC 2006

Nick Moffitt scripsit:

>   A: The GPL as published by the FSF all but self-destructs when you try
> to impose additional restrictions such as the aforementioned "clause 8
> addition".

That's the one and only additional restriction that GPLv2 allows you
to add.

>   B: The copyright for the GPL is owned in total by the Free Software
> Foundation with all rights reserved (except distribution), and they are
> not in the habit of licensing it to developers for the purposes of
> adding additional restrictions.  

Not in the habit, no, but it has happened at least once.

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