Combining GPL and non-GPL code
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Thu Aug 2 06:57:14 UTC 2007
Roger Fujii wrote:
> You are missing the mechanics of how licenses work. These things
> are all source/receiver based - that is, the last person in the
That conflicts with a basic concept in the GPL, the "public". The
concept is that indirect recipients also receive a valid licence. There
may be belt and braces wording, but, basically the theory is that the
GPL is a bare licence, not a contract, so doesn't require offer and
acceptance at each step.
I don't think the FSF would intend that other bare licences for parts of
GPLed code should not be "public".
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
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