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This "rule"
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The whole Terms and Conditions sections is a violation of the GPL. For example, this "rule"
  
* You may not distribute any software within the developer section of linkstationwiki.net community downloads, in part or whole, to other persons unless they are a linkstationwiki.net administrator, moderator, or developer.
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* ''You may not distribute any software within the developer section of linkstationwiki.net community downloads, in part or whole, to other persons unless they are a linkstationwiki.net administrator, moderator, or developer.''
  
 
'''MASSIVELY''' violates the GPL under which Linux and many applications are distributed.  
 
'''MASSIVELY''' violates the GPL under which Linux and many applications are distributed.  
  
Paragraph 4 explicitly states:
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Paragraph 4 of the GPLv2 explicitly states:
  
 
:''4.  You may not copy, modify, sublicense, or distribute the Program except as expressly provided under this License. Any attempt otherwise to copy, modify, sublicense or distribute the Program is void, and will automatically terminate your rights under this License. However, parties who have received copies, or rights, from you under this License will not have their licenses terminated so long as such parties remain in full compliance.''
 
:''4.  You may not copy, modify, sublicense, or distribute the Program except as expressly provided under this License. Any attempt otherwise to copy, modify, sublicense or distribute the Program is void, and will automatically terminate your rights under this License. However, parties who have received copies, or rights, from you under this License will not have their licenses terminated so long as such parties remain in full compliance.''
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:''6.  Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to these terms and conditions. You may not impose any further restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein. You are not responsible for enforcing compliance by third parties to this License.''
 
:''6.  Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to these terms and conditions. You may not impose any further restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein. You are not responsible for enforcing compliance by third parties to this License.''
  
You are trying to impose further restrictions (removing the right to redistribute the software) from recipients. You are massively violating the GPL!
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What part of '''''You may not impose any further restrictions on the recipients' ''''' don't you understand? You are trying to impose further restrictions (removing the right to redistribute the software) from recipients. You are massively violating the GPL!

Revision as of 23:22, 4 January 2007

The whole Terms and Conditions sections is a violation of the GPL. For example, this "rule"

  • You may not distribute any software within the developer section of linkstationwiki.net community downloads, in part or whole, to other persons unless they are a linkstationwiki.net administrator, moderator, or developer.

MASSIVELY violates the GPL under which Linux and many applications are distributed.

Paragraph 4 of the GPLv2 explicitly states:

4. You may not copy, modify, sublicense, or distribute the Program except as expressly provided under this License. Any attempt otherwise to copy, modify, sublicense or distribute the Program is void, and will automatically terminate your rights under this License. However, parties who have received copies, or rights, from you under this License will not have their licenses terminated so long as such parties remain in full compliance.

You are trying to distribute software under terms different from the GPL license. So according to the above paragraph you are no longer licensed and no longer have any rights to use or distribute the software at all!

Further:

6. Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to these terms and conditions. You may not impose any further restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein. You are not responsible for enforcing compliance by third parties to this License.


What part of You may not impose any further restrictions on the recipients' don't you understand? You are trying to impose further restrictions (removing the right to redistribute the software) from recipients. You are massively violating the GPL!