Academic Free License questions
Lawrence E. Rosen
lrosen at rosenlaw.com
Thu Nov 21 22:47:12 UTC 2002
> > 1. Is the AFL generally considered GPL-compatible as the X
> license is?
> > i.e. if I release a library under the AFL, can GPL
> applications use
> > it? Or would I need to dual license under GPL also?
> You would. RMS says the AFL and the GPL are not compatible;
> he doesn't say exactly why, beyond noting that there is more
> than one problem. The patent provision is the obvious
> candidate, however, based on RMS's review of the IBMPL. Note
> that RMS reviewed AFL 1.1 and the current release is 1.2, but
> there is no reason to think he would have changed his mind.
There is no reason I'm aware of why code licensed under the AFL can't be
incorporated into GPL-licensed works.
I looked at www.fsf.org and found nothing whatsoever about the AFL.
What have I missed?
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