Open source licenses, using licensed source code under new licenses

Ryan S. Pettigrew bladetooth at
Thu Apr 3 09:11:17 UTC 2008

	Thank you all for taking my questions seriously, and your responses.  
I suppose I should have cut to the chase, but there was no telling  
whether I would be laughed out of the room for doing so. I’ve yet to  
see anyone give a specific example of an a, b, c, and x that would  
work together, but while that may be useful for my own edification,  
the crucial issue at hand is my specific problem.

	I’ve been working on code that I intended to release under a BSD  
license. It incorporates code from BSD licensed source, Apache 2.0  
licensed source, and source under a Creative Commons license (I  
realize Creative Commons has multiple licenses, and that I’d need to  
clarify which one; for now, please assume it is the compatible one,  
if there is one). I realized that, with all these licenses floating  
around, that the BSD license may be either too open or too closed to  
work with these other licenses. The organization seems  
to concern itself with issues like this, which is why I initially  
posted. So far, I haven’t regretted it. Please let me know what you  
think about my predicament.

																		Ryan Pettigrew

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