[License-discuss] Working Class License

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Fri Jun 28 13:50:16 UTC 2019

On Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 7:02 AM Brendan Hickey <brendan.m.hickey at gmail.com>

> "You can legally use the GPL terms (possibly modified) in another license
> provided that you call your license by another name and do not include the
> GPL preamble, and provided you modify the instructions-for-use at the end
> enough to make it clearly different in wording and not mention GNU (though
> the actual procedure you describe may be similar)."

Ah, thanks.  I didn't see that because it's in the GPL FAQ only and not the
GPL (unlike similar language in the MPL and elsewhere), but it would surely
be evidence for promissory estoppel if the FSF sued for copyright

While this license appears to be a non-free parody international socialism

I think this is a case of Poe's Law reversed: there can be no statement of
a position sincerely held that no one will mistake for a parody.

John Cowan          http://vrici.lojban.org/~cowan        cowan at ccil.org
In might the Feanorians / that swore the unforgotten oath
brought war into Arvernien / with burning and with broken troth.
and Elwing from her fastness dim / then cast her in the waters wide,
but like a mew was swiftly borne, / uplifted o'er the roaring tide.
        --the Earendillinwe
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