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Re: GNU License, Again

From: mike3
Subject: Re: GNU License, Again
Date: 21 May 2007 20:40:52 -0700
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On May 21, 4:46 pm, David Kastrup <> wrote:
> John Hasler <> writes:
> > mike3 writes:
> >> A GPL program, which is NOT mine, and an original program ("my own"
> >> get it?, code) which IS mine.
> > The combination of your code and someone else's GPL code may only be
> > distributed under the terms of the GPL.  However, this does not
> > prevent you from seperately distributing the portion of the
> > combination that is entirely yours under any terms you see fit.
> This is not the FSF's reading of the law: otherwise the distinction
> between GPL and LGPL would make little sense, in particular in the
> presence of dynamic linking.

But what is the _rationale_ for this, then? What is the _rationale_
for you not being allowed to separately distribute the portion that
is entirely yours (ie. that you made)?

> --
> David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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