Open source licenses, using licensed source code under new licenses
Ryan S. Pettigrew
bladetooth at comcast.net
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 opensource.org 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.
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