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Re: GNU License, Again

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GNU License, Again
Date: Mon, 28 May 2007 22:45:21 +0200
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"Alfred M. Szmidt" <> writes:

>    > It is about compatibility with other free licenses.  Say the
>    > Modified BSD license.
>    Except that pieces of GPLed programs _can't_ be used in programs
>    licensed under a different license.
> Sure they can.  You can use pieces of a GPLed program in a program
> that is licensed under the modified BSD license.  Ofcourse, the
> resulting work has to be under the terms of the GPL, but the work is
> still under several different licenses.

Beautiful.  Reread that last sentence you wrote.  Do you really expect
any reader to figure out something that is not self-contradictory from
that?  If yes, what?  If no, what is the point?

Anyway, you are aware that a software license does not govern a work,
but a transaction transferring a particular copy?

That is the reason that the same software can be licensed under
different licenses, and that passing on a copy is (when using the
default provisions of copyright law) only permissable when one does
not retain a copy for one's own use.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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