For Approval: GPLv3

Alexander Terekhov alexander.terekhov at
Mon Aug 27 08:34:28 UTC 2007

On 8/26/07, Donovan Hawkins <hawkins at> wrote:
> You release a program under BSDL. I have released an unmodified copy of
> the source code under GPL v3. The only change I make is to add the
> following to the top of the LICENSE.TXT file that you used:
> "I used BSDL code from Chris Travers (like, all of it), and he made me
> include this, but I'm releasing only under the GPL v3 and nothing else.
> You still can't do the stuff he says you can't do because I can't give you
> that permission, but you should talk to Chris if you want to use it under
> BSDL because that ain't my problem. ...

How fascinating. But to begin with your problem is that GPLv3 itself
talks about "license from the *original licensors*" (section 10) and
even elaborates that "[s]ublicensing is not allowed". So tell us
stupid once again how that conversion theory supposed to work and what
made you become original licensor to Chris Travers' BSDL code.


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