GPLv3's secretive Additional Terms

Johannes Buchner buchner.johannes at
Thu Apr 22 10:42:12 UTC 2010

Hello Person without a name,

Your email program removes to which message you are replying to, which
makes it hard to follow the thread. 
That you often don't quote what you're referring to doesn't help either.


On Thu, 22 Apr 2010 13:20:22 +0200
opensource.*.nwo at wrote:

> > The explanation is very simple: nobody (except you, apparently) has
> > ever needed to have it explained to them.
> ...which is why you get GPLv3 softwares with every section 7 term you
> can imagine. Authors who get no quick answer just make up answers
> instead of chasing the answers. The mentality is "they won't explain
> it? Fine, I'll just use what I want as section 7 terms." That
> shouldn't be like that but that's reality (especially since free
> software tend to come from private people and not from corporations
> with an army of lawyers).

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