For Approval: GPLv3

Mahesh T. Pai paivakil at
Wed Aug 29 14:17:48 UTC 2007

Alexander Terekhov said on Wed, Aug 29, 2007 at 12:19:01PM +0200,:

 > You're still missing the point: the GPL states that your recipients
 > get the license from the
 > original licensor (and that means BSD, not GPL), not you.
 > Is there GPLv4 in the making to fix that bug? Just curious. The fellow
 > from posting here might want to elaborate...

If the point you are trying to make is that BSD and GPL are not
compatible because people distributing others' BSD covered works
cannot apply the GPL to such distribution because licenses under GPL
get the license from the original copyright owner, while the
receipient of BSD covered work get it from the sublicensee, well, you
are correct as to the conclusion, but in error as to consequence.

In practise, this sublicense distinction makes no difference when it
comes to remedies or enforcement.

I am open to correction on this. 

 Mahesh T. Pai <<>>
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure
and the intelligent are full of doubt.
--Bertrand Russell

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