RFH: GPLv3

Richard Kenner kenner@vlsi1.ultra.nyu.edu
Mon Jul 16 17:51:00 GMT 2007


> From GPLv2, similar wording in GPLv3, emphasis added by me:
> 
>   6. Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the
> Program), the recipient automatically receives a license *from the
> original licensor* to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to
> these terms and conditions.

Sorry I never noticed that and I stand corrected on that part.  However,
as a practical matter, you can't know that that provision applies unless
you FIRST have a license with the person who distributed the software to
you and that's the main point here.



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