Re: on license variability


On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 10:00 AM, Gary O'Neall <gary@...> wrote:
I agree with Tom’s comment – some of these are defined terms within the
license itself (e.g. in GPL 3.0, “The Program” has a specific definition),
so we should be careful about making these terms equivalent.  Whether these
words are equivalent may well depend on the specific license.

The main problem is that these terms are not really context free. If you see:

"This (program|library|software) is (release|made available) under the
GPL version 2", you will all probably agree that
they are equivalent.

But in general, they are not.

So I agree, they are context dependent.


Daniel M. German

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