[opensource-dev] Third party viewer policy

Soft Linden soft at lindenlab.com
Wed Feb 24 16:12:04 PST 2010

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 4:30 PM, Morgaine
<morgaine.dinova at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Soft,
> Please add to your list of issues to pass to Legal, a highlighted copy of
> Clause 6 in the GPLv2 license, as well as a highlighted copy of the section
> of the GPLv2 FAQ which addresses the relevant clause of the license with a
> clear example of GPL non-compliance.  [Search for "impose any further
> restrictions" to find it].
> TPV section 1c is dramatically incompatible with GPLv2 clause 6 because it
> conflicts with this part of clause 6 (an extremely important term in all GPL
> licenses), in the specific case where the "recipient" of the code is the
> developer:
> "You may not impose any further restrictions on the recipients' exercise of
> the rights granted herein."

Legal doesn't intend this to be a restriction on anything but use of
our service or eligibility for inclusion in the Viewer Directory.
Context is important here. Even the maintainers of GNU telnet won't
let someone use telnet to mess up the FSF's servers.

Legal is aware that there has been confusion on this. There will be an
update soon, which makes the terms more clear.

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