Possibly OT: Splitting Hairs Over GPL?

Dave Smith dave at thesmithfam.org
Wed Apr 7 11:28:31 MDT 2010


On 4/7/2010 11:03 AM, Charles Curley wrote:
> "Versions entitled GPL Ghostscript are distributed with the GNU General
> Public License, which allows free use, and free copying and
> redistribution under certain conditions (including, in some cases,
> commercial distribution). Releases made prior to 2004 were part of the
> GNU project and were titled GNU Ghostscript. The current development
> code is available under a more restrictive license as AFPL Ghostscript.
> A commercial version is also available from Artifex Software."

Sounds like software vendors can release software licensed under GPL 
plus their own terms (e.g., no command-line invoking), or does the GPL 
disallow this?

--Dave


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