Combining GPL and non-GPL code

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Sat Aug 4 03:01:37 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.

I was assuming the whole file (possibly multiple whole files) was BSD too.

Matt Flaschen

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