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Re: GNU licenses

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 11:09:04 +0200 (CEST)

   So then you are saying I _can't_ then use the stuff in the
   _original parts_ of said combined work in other projects without
   making those GPL as well, after releasing the combined work? Why
   must that be done if the original parts are still original?

They are no longer original if you use someone elses copyrighted work,
and you must then abide by that license.  This has been explained to
you a million times by now.  You still retain all the rights to the
code which you are the copyright holder of, you can do whatever you
wish with it.

   How does that help protect the freedom of the user?

It keeps GNU GPL code free.  It keeps people from saying that you
cannot run, study, distribute or modify the program.

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