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Re: GNU License, Again

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GNU License, Again
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 09:38:02 +0200

"Alfred M. Szmidt" wrote:
>    >   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.
>    How is it under several different licences if it has to be under
>    the GPL?
> It has to be under the same _terms_ as the GPL.  This is a bit
> different than saying the same license. 

GNU logic 101.
>                                         The mBSD license for example,
> allows you to add terms, say the terms of the GPL to it.

The source code form must remain under the BSD. The BSD doesn't allow 
to turn work in source code form under BSD into GPL'd work. And as 
for binary form, the BSD requirement to "reproduce the above copyright 
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the 
documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution" 
is of course nothing but additional requirement not present in the 


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