For Approval: GPLv3

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Thu Aug 30 23:31:46 UTC 2007

Wilson, Andrew wrote:
> Additional permissions may not be granted by a downstream distributee
> whose
> only license to the code is GPL.

There's a minor clarification here.  A downstream distributor can
provide additional permissions when they add code, but those permissions
are only applicable to the new code:

"You may place additional permissions on material, added by you to a
covered work, for which you have or can give appropriate copyright

This means the program as a whole is still GPLv3 (or GPLv3+previous
permissions that covered the whole program)

Matt Flaschen

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