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Re: Looking for an open source license..

From: Richard Tobin
Subject: Re: Looking for an open source license..
Date: 7 Jun 2006 09:50:38 GMT

In article <854pyzf7tr.fsf@lola.goethe.zz>, David Kastrup  <> wrote:

>The original copyright owner is still able to sue if his software is
>used without license.  The license he granted to the person using it
>in the GPLed software (which might have been bought at a high price)
>does not magically extend to third recipients unless the redistributor
>chooses to sublicense under BSD.

I think the assumption was that the original author made it *publicly*
available under the BSD licence, and someone extracted portions of
that publicly-available code from the GPLed derivative work.

This would usually be pointless since you could get the original BSD
licensed code instead.

-- Richard

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