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Re: relicensing from MIT to LGPL

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: relicensing from MIT to LGPL
Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 09:28:27 +0200 (CEST)

   > Sublicense doesn't mean "relicense" under the any terms
   > you like. It just means that you, as a licensee, got the
   > permission to enter into a contract with other parties
   > [snip] conveying rights reserved to copyright owner(s)
   > under the terms of the MIT license.

   Ohhhhhh. I see now. Thank you for the clarification!

Terekhov did not clarify anything, infact, he has only muddled
everything and as usual does not make sense.  The GPL is not a
contract, neither is the MIT license.  Sub-license means exactly what
it means, licensing a work under one or more licenses.

In short, slap the GPL onto the MIT licensed work, don't remove the
original copyright notice (keep the `permission notice' as required by
the MIT license), and you are just fine.  Infact, check the list of
free software licenses at for licenses that are
compatible with the GPL (i.e. you can sub-license works which use
these licenses).


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