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    Quote Originally Posted by brosis View Post
    Where do they prohibit it?
    One can do anything, provided this notice is present.
    1) take unmodified code, insert it with notice
    2) notice is present, condition to modification is met
    3) modification is: strip the license
    3) without license, there is no conditions now
    I'm pretty sure lawyers would not agree with you.

    must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer"
    It is "this", not "modified" list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

    If you want to make sure there is no confusion, use something like this:
    Code:
    Copyright (c) <YEAR>, <OWNER>
    All rights reserved.
    
    Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
    modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
    
    1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this
    list of conditions and the following disclaimer unmodified.
    2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice,
    this list of conditions and the following disclaimer unmodified in the
    documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
    It will be compatible with other licenses.
    If you modify GPL it won't be compatible with original GPL.
    Last edited by LightBit; 02-12-2013 at 07:01 AM.

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