GPL-compatibility and other questions

John Cowan jcowan at
Mon Nov 1 19:36:57 UTC 2004

Bob Scheifler scripsit:

> > 3. FSF states that AFL 1.1 is incompatible with GPL, but the draft
> > document above says that AFL is GPL compatible. Is AFL 2.1 now
> > compatible?
> I asked the FSF that question just recently. Dave Turner,
> GPL Compliance Engineer at the FSF, told me via email:
>     "The AFL2.1 is not compatible with the GPL."

Larry Rosen, however, says otherwise, on the grounds that AFLed code can be
sublicensed under any other license (including the GPL) that doesn't actually
contradict the AFL.  Infinite are the arguments of mages.

Where the wombat has walked,            John Cowan <jcowan at>
it will inevitably walk again.

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