Re: GPLv3 Position Statement

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Wed Sep 27 2006 - 15:11:51 EST

On Wed, 27 Sep 2006, Chase Venters wrote:
> The reason a clause such as that will work is that people have no natural
> right to redistribute Linux.

Right. Any copyright license will basically say

"You can distribute this assuming you do so-and-so"

and a contract can actually extend on that and also limit you in other
ways than just distribution, ie you can sat

"You can buy this, but you cannot legally benchmark it"

However, none of that actually extends your "derived work" in any way.

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