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Re: Can Guix channels be non-GPL?

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: Re: Can Guix channels be non-GPL?
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2023 09:45:05 -0400
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Hi David,

david larsson <> writes:

> On 2023-06-12 14:13, Parnikkapore wrote:
>> Hi Guix!
>> I realized a while ago that, since pretty much all Guix channels
>> have
>> to import some module from Guix (e.g. (guix packages)), it's basically
>> impossible for a Guix channel to have any license other than GPLv3 or
>> GPLv3+.
>> Is this correct? If this is true, I'll have to relicense my channel
>> accordingly. (it's currently under LGPL since that's my preference)

I believe that's correct.  If your channel is public/distributed to
someone, it ought to be GPLv3+.


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