Very much no so.
Posted Oct 6, 2008 6:54 UTC (Mon) by khim
In reply to: Sorry, but no dice.
Parent article: Plugging into GCC
The license just can't override the law.
Oh so very true. But what the law says about redistribution? Right: you can't do that. Wait till the end of author, then 70 more years - and only then you can. Or you can ask author for the permission. And as judge said: "If a publisher wants to publish a book of an author that wants his book only to be published in a green envelope, then that might seem odd to you, but still you will have to do it as long as you want to publish the book and have no other agreement in place." Sorry, but aggregation clause is very much not the restatement of relevant laws (may it's restatement of common sense, but this is irrelevant here). GPL had this clause from the very first version because someone noted that without it such programs can not be included in program collections (like once popular SimTel) since it'll mean all programs in said collection must be distributed under GPL if just one program uses GPL. Thus "aggregation clause" was added to limit "viral reach" of GPL. GPLv3 just fixed small problem there and made proprietary plugins illegal again, that's all.
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