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Re: GNU licenses

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2006 07:17:37 -0500
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mike4ty4 writes:
> You may use the GPLed code in your programs if you agree to make the
> entire original program GPL as well (ie. "pay for the code" with your
> original creation), no matter how small the code fragment you use is (at
> least to the minimum amount that copyright can apply to of
> course). Otherwise, don't do it.

> Am I right?

No.  You must make the entire _derivative_ (that is, the work consisting of
the combination of your work and the GPL work) GPL.  You may do as you
wish with your "entire original program".  And you retain all rights.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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