Combining GPL and non-GPL code

John Cowan cowan at
Sat Aug 18 14:28:58 UTC 2007

Rick Moen scripsit:

> If anyone wants access to the BSD-licensed code in your hypothetical
> under its owner's terms, that access does remain available -- anywhere
> such separate code can be found.

Exactly so.  The BSD and similar licenses, as I've said before, don't
actually grant access to source code; they presuppose it.  "Here is what
you can do with the source code you now have."

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