Subject: Re: copyright nag screens
From: "Guilherme C. Hazan" <lista@superwaba.com.br>
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2005 15:14:07 -0300

Hi John,

John Cowan wrote:
> Guilherme C. Hazan scripsit:
> 
>> 1. Is people allowed to build/distribute a new vm without the nag screen?
> 
> Of course.
> 
>> 2. Does section 2c also applies to the runtime binaries of a virtual 
>> machine?
> 
> Of course.

Regarding 1, aren't they required to change the name of the product?

> 
>> There's a LGPL version (released under a fee) that doesnt has the nag.
> 
> That won't help.  The LGPL gives the recipient *more* rights than the GPL,
> not fewer.  In particular, you cannot restrain people from distributing LGPLed
> programs freely (in both the zero-price and the liberty senses).
> 

Sure, i'm not complaining that. I'm specifically interested on what the GPL allows.

thanks

	guich