Combining GPL and non-GPL code

John Cowan cowan at
Thu Aug 2 22:09:52 UTC 2007

Wilson, Andrew scripsit:

> Ah, but we weren't talking about extracting an identifiable
> individual file from an archive; the GPL hypo was reaching
> inside a single GPL-licensed file and extracting a subsection
> which is marked as being originally BSD-licensed.

Well, I wasn't; I was talking about the identifiable-individual-file
case.  I agree that if a mere subsection is marked BSD, then it would
be dangerous to rely on that.

Are we in agreement now?

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