Fwd: Modified GPL Question

James W. Thompson, II jwthompson2 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 2 18:34:38 UTC 2004

But there are lots of non-GPL but GPL-compatible licenses out there.
The idea of the provision is to make sure that all 'open source'
developers can benefit from my work, not just those who use
GPL-compatible 'free software' licenses while still maintaining the
'free software' status of my work. The provision still maintains that
'closed source' use is unacceptable without prior license.

On Tue, 2 Nov 2004 13:24:54 -0500 (EST), Stephen C. North
<north at research.att.com> wrote:
> GPL - love it or leave it?
> Isn't the main point of the GPL that it disallows combining
> GPL'd and non-GPL'd licensed code, except under limited
> conditions - see for example
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#MereAggregation
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#GPLIncompatibleLibs
> Intentionally, this situation can be inconvenient.

James W. Thompson, II (New Orleans, LA)

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