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Re: [chat] LGPL license w/o GPL infection
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- Subject: Re: [chat] LGPL license w/o GPL infection
- From: invisible ink <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Oct 15 11:52:01 2001
- Reply-by: Thu Oct 18 11:52:31 EST 2001
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begin Ben Leslie quotation:
> > > As defined under copyright law. I don't know what they are for code,
> > > exactly, but it's the ones that allow you to make copies of up to 10%
> > > or a single chapter of a book for research purposes etc.
> > Pete and I were talking about this last night - how does Free Software
> > fit into research purposes? Tough one. Raz was a great reference about
> > this stuff whilst he was here...
> Not sure exactly what you mean by research, if you mean uni type research
> then a lot of things end up being GPLed by necessity. Especially in OS
> research it is hard to avoid having some GPL code in there somewhere.
Watch out, you'll have Catie picketing the unis. ;)
wrt research, it's what happens when you *don't* accept the GPL, or when
you're given the source without a license to modify and distribute.
You can copy sections of a book for research, republish sections of a book
for research, etc. Thus the question about source.
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