[License-review] For Approval: GPL-3+-with-whonix-additional-terms - GPLv3 with improved, legal protections as per GNU GPL version 3 section 7

Patrick Schleizer adrelanos at riseup.net
Mon Mar 18 10:08:00 UTC 2019

Richard Fontana:
> On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 3:50 PM Patrick Schleizer <adrelanos at riseup.net> wrote:
>> * Added a "trump clause]" [5], in other words, any conflicts or disputes
>> between the additional terms and the GPLv3 shall be resolved in favor of
>> the GPLv3 by adding "Notwithstanding any other provision of this
>> License" (as mentioned in GPL FAQ [6]) at the beginning of the
>> additional terms.
> That is not what the "Notwithstanding ..." language means -- it has
> the opposite effect, as the GPL FAQ you cite makes clear.

Thank you!

I will remove that clause in the next revision.

It's superfluous anyhow since GPLv3 says:

> All other non-permissive additional terms are considered "further
> restrictions" within the meaning of section 10.  If the Program as you
> received it, or any part of it, contains a notice stating that it is
> governed by this License along with a term that is a further
> restriction, you may remove that term.

Kind regards,

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