For Approval: GPLv3

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Tue Aug 28 08:17:21 UTC 2007

Chris Travers wrote:

> The question becomes really how much does the GPL require one to do to
*dependant software* licensing
> terms.

GPL doesn't require anyone to "do" anything to dependent software's
terms.  It does require that dependent software's licenses be compatible
, in that those licenses allow sublicensing under GPLv3 (if the licenses
aren't compatible this way, no problem; that just means the software
can't be used with GPLv3 software if that use constitutes derivation
under applicable copyright law).

>  THese are not encumbered by the GPL licensor's copyrights and are
> affected by the license in unprecidented ways.

This is not unprecedented.  It's almost the same as GPLv2.

Matt Flaschen

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