RFH: GPLv3

Richard Kenner kenner@vlsi1.ultra.nyu.edu
Tue Jul 17 12:17:00 GMT 2007


> > If A obtains software from the FSF and distributes it to B, who
> > distributes it to C who, in turn, distributes it to D, there is a
> > license between A and the FSF, B and C, C and B, and D and C.
> 
> If it were so and any of them infringes on the license, then all
> downstream users would have their licenses at risk.  This situation
> would be akin to sub-licensing.  But this is not how the GPL works.

As I said, the purpose (and need!) for those licenses is so that you can
know that what you are getting IS GPl'ed software: each is certifying
to the person they gave it to that there is no other IP involved.



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