New license wording

Etienne M. Gagnon
Mon Jan 14 14:22:00 GMT 2002

On Mon, Jan 14, 2002 at 01:03:25PM -0700, Richard Stallman wrote:
> ...
> It should say "not derived from or based on..."
> I omitted the word "from".

Here's the corrected text:

--- BEGIN ---

Classpath, a set of essential libraries for supporting the Java
Copyright (C) 1998-2002, Free Software Foundation, Inc.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
any later version.

This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this library in the file "COPYING".  If not, write to the
Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA
02111-1307 USA.

Linking this library statically or dynamically with other modules is
making a combined work based on this library.  Thus, the terms and
conditions of the GNU General Public License cover the whole

As a special exception, the copyright holders of this library give you
permission to link this library with independent modules to produce an
executable, regardless of the license terms of these independent
modules, and to copy and distribute the resulting executable under
terms of your choice, provided that you also meet, for each linked
independent module, the terms and conditions of the license of that
module.  An independent module is a module which is not derived from
or based on this library.  If you modify this library, you may extend
this exception to your version of the library, but you are not
obligated to do so.  If you do not wish to do so, delete this
exception statement from your version.

--- END ---

Shall we go ahead with it?


Etienne M. Gagnon          

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