Manux additional term to the GPLv3, version 1
This is an additional term to the GPLv3. As stated in the GPLv3 itself,
you are allowed to remove it; in addition, even if you receive and/or
convey the file that contains it, you are not requested to accept it.
If you accept it, this additional term alters your rights as granted
by the GPLv3 with regards to this version of Manux, in that :
- The GPLv3 and this additional term are governed by French law.
- All the rights you are granted by the GPLv3 and this additional term are
granted you on a wordlwide basis.
- The author of Manux with regards to articles 14 to 19 of the French law
number 2004-575 of June 21, 2004 ("Loi pour la Confiance dans l'Économie
Numérique"), is Emmanuel Colbus. This only applies to the version of the
software published by its author, not to any subsequently modified version,
or to any third party software, even ones that are included into it or
distributed together with it, or to any distribution based on the software.
This mention does not implies that the distribution of the software, or any
derivative thereof, falls within the scope of article 14 of the aformentioned
The personal information of the author of the software that are required by
article 19 of this law are available within the "Coordinates" file in this
- Similarly, Emmanuel Colbus will be considered the author of the unmodified
versions of the software with regards to the legal texts that require one.
- If the author of this additional term (Emmanuel Colbus again) publishes an
updated version of it, you are allowed to use such an updated version in place
of this one. The author of this additional term is allowed to transmit its
right to publish such an updated version.
- If you make a Manux distribution that follows all the guidelines of the
Manux author, you are allowed to call it a standard Manux distribution.
However, unless this happens to be true, you are not allowed to call it
the only standard Manux distribution, or to otherwise imply that there
would be no other one.
- Finally, if you rename the Manux software, you have to remove this
additional term. This only applies to a full renaming, not to the inclusion
of its name within a longer one to name a distribution; for example,
"Rutabaga Manux" would be a weird name for a Manux distribution, but not a
renaming of Manux.
If accepted, this additional term only applies to the unmodified version of
Manux for which it has been accepted, not to any other software, even if they
are also covered by the GPLv3.
As a closing remark, the Manux author would like to mention that even if you
decided not to accept this additional term, this would still not allow you to
call your distribution a standard Manux distribution, because doing so would
contravene trademark law (as well as the laws against false advertisement,
in all likeliness).