The Invisible Hand

Russell Nelson nelson at
Mon Oct 1 19:51:53 UTC 2001

Martin Konold writes:
 > According to RMS the only way to become free software aka "GPL compatible"
 > is either to have it GPL licensed or allow for conversion/relicensing to
 > GPL.

I believe this is an accurate statement.  Since the GPL requires that
GPL'ed software have no extra restrictions placed on it, and a
combined work must comply with all preceding licenses, then any
combination of GPL+[other license] must have the same terms as the
GPL.  So it may as well *be* the GPL for all practical purposes.

-russ nelson <sig at>
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