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Re: Looking for an open source license..

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Looking for an open source license..
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 18:19:25 +0200

"Alfred M. Szmidt" wrote:
>    > The Modifed BSD license are in no way `incompatible' with the GNU
>    > GPL.  It is listed as a GPL-Compatible, Free software licenses.
>    > The
>    [...] Here is a kind of a hint for you...
> A hint which has not relation to the Modifed BSD license and its
> compatibility with the GNU GPL.

Eh? Read it again.

>    And the BSD doesn't allow conversion to the GPL. So how the heck
>    could it be "compatible"?
> Compatibility has nothing to do with `conversion', it is about mixing
> two differently licensed works.

GNU "compatibility" idiocy has mostly to do with linking. And linking
as such is totally irrelevant under software copyright (case)law and 
falls under "mere aggregation" clause anyway. Except in the GNU 
Republic, where linking is akin to sex without condoms (creating 
"derived embryos" and all that), that is.


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