License Proliferation

Chris Zumbrunn chris at
Mon Sep 5 09:36:18 UTC 2005

On Sep 5, 2005, at 11:03 AM, Alex Bligh wrote:

> --On 04 September 2005 22:42 -0700 Ben Tilly <btilly at> wrote:
>> I hate using the word "compatible" there.
>> One would think that "compatible" indicated a reciprocal relationship.
>>  It does not.  "GPL compatible" means that you can be incorporated
>> into GPLed software.  You generally can't incorporate GPLed software
>> into anything that isn't GPLed.  The limit of compatibility is a
>> one-directional relationship.
> OK, well that makes 2 of us. Shall we invent the phrases 
> "GPL-relicensable",
> "MPL-relicensable" etc. as that is (I think) what we are really talking
> about.

How about GPL-vulnerable?

Just kidding ;-)


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