Subject: Re: GPL'd kernel parts
To: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@ux2.sp.cs.cmu.edu>
Date: 09/11/1996 13:53:43
> So code under a copyright which read exactly like the GPL, _except_
> that it didn't require modification of the (c) on other parts of the
> binary into which this code went, would be ok?
The GPL does not (cannot!) require modification of the copyrights of
other code. it requires that other source code be redistributed.
If you remove that condition from the GPL, than the resulting license
terms are really nothing like the GPL at all -- it's pretty central.