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Simon Wright <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 4 Jun 2000 11:29:45 +0100
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> From: "Doran, Steven" <[log in to unmask]>

> For those who do not know, open source (GPL) licensing states that
> if I distribute a program called Hello_World under an GPL license,
> anyone can add, modify, or create the source code for Hello_World as
> long as the modifications are added to future versions of
> Hello_World and follow the original GPL license restrictions. For
> instance, you could not modify Hello_World and create your own
> version called My_Hello_World and distribute it as a competitor to
> my version.

This is more than somewhat misleading. People who are interested need
to read the GPL for themselves (see eg