what was the point?
Karsten M. Self
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Thu Oct 25 23:18:40 UTC 2001
on Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 06:23:56PM -0400, John Cowan (cowan at mercury.ccil.org) wrote:
> email at greglondon.com scripsit:
> > the original situation was with regard to linking GPL software. when
> > you redistribute GPL software linked with other software, the other
> > software must be GPL licensed as well.
> No, it has to be freely distributable, not GPL. A compiled Linux
> kernel is GPL, and so are most of its parts, but some are under the
> BSD, which is fine because that is a free distribution license that
> imposes no extra restrictions above the GPL.
Pedantically, it's John's last condition that's crucial: a GPL
compatible license must impose no restrictions not present in the GPL
IANAL, TINLA, YADA.
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