Restriction on distribution by Novell?

Matthew Flaschen superm40 at
Tue Sep 26 22:35:22 UTC 2006

Wilson, Andrew wrote:

 > The operative language in the July draft isn't in section 6, it
 > is back in section 5.  The July draft (sec. 5, para b) says
 > 	"You must license the entire covered work, as a whole,
 > 	under this license to anyone who comes into possession
 > 	of a copy."

Licensing the source to everyone and providing it to everyone are very 
different.  This clause is materially the same as GPL2 2b:

"You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in whole 
or in part contains or is derived from the Program or any part thereof, 
to be licensed as a whole at no charge to all third parties under the 
terms of this License."

The only difference is that under the GPL3 draft, people without a copy 
of the work do not get a license.  This would be irrelevant in practice.

Matthew Flaschen

> Andy Wilson
> Intel Open Source Technology Center

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