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Google Changes WebM License, Now Pure BSD
on Fri 4th Jun 2010 22:36 UTC
first unveiled its WebM project
, there were quite some concerns over its license. This license was incompatible with version 2 and 3 of the GPL, and was effectively a new license, causing unnecessary confusion. Google has now cleared everything up by
switching to a regular BSD license
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on Mon 7th Jun 2010 03:37 UTC in reply to "
They agree that the original work must constitue a significant part of the new derived work. If the original work doesn't constitue a significant part of the new work, then the new work is not "based on" the original at all, and is therefore not a derivative work.
I don't care what the definition says. But I suggest you, a GPL specialist, to send an e-mail to Richard Stallman. He probably doesn't know this.
This is basic copyright law. It has nothing whatsoever to do with what someone like Stallman may or may not think.
We were talking about GPL, and GPL works this way. Period. Get yourself informed.
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