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Re: anyone ever gotten xerox to clarify the MOO license before?

At 06:52 PM 1/08/97 -0600, Robert J. Brown wrote:
>My suggestion regarding the GPL had to to with the condition in the
>GPL that derivitive works inherit the same terms as the original work,
>not that they weren't copyrightable.  This would mean that MOO would
>have to be freely available *WITH SOURCES* because it was derived from
>an original GPLed work.

Ah! I understand you now.  Yeah, you're right.  Under the GNU/Free Software
Foundation's General Public License <>,
Xerox would be obligated to make the server software available for free.
For folk's reference, the relevant section is:

      2. You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in whole
         or in part contains or is derived from the Program or any part
         to be licensed as a whole at no charge to all third parties under the
         terms of this License. 

It works for me.  :)
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