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Canola Project's GPLv3 Permissions are Worth a Look

Jun 04, 2009, 13:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Zemlin)

"Why are they choosing the GPLv3 plus this additional permission?

"According to the project, "We believe this additional permission enables wider use of Canola2 in different kinds of business models and product offerings, especially in CE devices. This additional permission combines the best parts of GPLv2 and GPLv3 experiences. We encourage other projects to consider use of this additional permission if they have similar needs."

"What is the specific permission language?

"The copyright holders grant you an additional permission under Section 7 of the GNU General Public License, version 3, exempting you from the requirement in Section 6 of the GNU General Public License, version 3, to accompany Corresponding Source with Installation Information for the Program or any work based on the Program. You are still required to comply with all other Section 6 requirements to provide Corresponding Source."

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