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

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Wed Dec 20 03:53:03 UTC 2006

David Woolley wrote:

> Actually, the option isn't to impose restrictions but to give additional
> permissions, namely to permit distribution in certain countries, when
> the basic GPL would have forbidden distribution in all countries.
> It's probably only worded in terms of restricted countries because, at
> the time of drafting, software patents were only a problem in a few 
> countries, and, in any case the set of countries in the world keeps 
> changing.

Yes, from the FSF's perspective, all of their restrictions are actually
granting permissions/freedom to someone.  Obviously, this has been

Matt Flaschen

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