For Approval: GPLv3

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Wed Aug 29 15:40:24 UTC 2007

Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> On 8/29/07, Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen at> wrote:
>> Alexander Terekhov wrote:
>>> Me stupid is of opinion that BSD license includes nothing but BSD license.
>> The BSD license allows use under the terms of the GPL, without
>> referencing the GPL.  Again, this is because the rights under BSD are a
>> superset of GPL.
>> The point: Use of BSD code under the terms of the GPL doesn't violate BSD.
> 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.

Again, the original licensor (BSD licensor) does provide rights under
GPL, supplemented by additional permissions, which is consistent with
section 7.  The BSD license isn't /phrased/ as GPL+permissions, but
that's exactly what is.

Matt Flaschen

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