The value of middlemen
Posted Aug 12, 2004 20:27 UTC (Thu) by droberge
In reply to: The value of middlemen
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It would appear that the text in the GPL that Mr. Schilling is referring to is:
Also, for each author's protection and ours, we want to make certain that everyone understands that there is no warranty for this free software. If the software is modified by someone else and passed on, we want its recipients to know that what they have is not the original, so that any problems introduced by others will not reflect on the original authors' reputations.
which is the sixth paragraph in the Preamble
to the GPL.
It would appear that to some extent SUSE is in fact violating this, but it wouldn't actually be a violation of the GPL since the Preamble isn't actually prescriptive. (IANAL) I am not sure how one could completely comply with this without purging the original author's name from the program which is a clear GPL violation.
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