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From "Jukka Zitting" <jukka.zitt...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: HDGF, chunks_parse_cmds.tbl, and GPLv3
Date Sun, 07 Dec 2008 17:12:28 GMT

On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 3:43 PM, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
> The GPLv3 does seem to allow (GPLv3 section 4) verbatim copies of such
> source files without the the viral effects, but any modifications
> (GPLv3 section 5) to the chunkds_parse_cmds.tbl file would require
> licensing entire POI under that license.

Thinking about this a bit more I figured that this reasoning just
doesn't work. HDGF is a "work based on" chunks_parse_cmds.tbl, and
thus falls under section 5 of GPLv3.

Unless we can get the original author to grant as an alternative
license to the file, it should be removed or replaced in one way or
another. I filed bug #46361 [1] for this.

[1] https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=46361


Jukka Zitting

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