Combining GPL and non-GPL code

Wilson, Andrew andrew.wilson at
Thu Aug 2 22:35:12 UTC 2007

John Cowan wrote:

>> 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?

I believe we are!  Thanks for the examples, they
helped define the problem and brought clarity.

Andy Wilson
Intel open source technology center

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