Open source licenses, using licensed source code under new licenses
cowan at ccil.org
Thu Apr 3 14:58:38 UTC 2008
Ryan S. Pettigrew scripsit:
> 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.
All those licenses (assuming the CC license is CC-BY) permit the
creation of derivative works under any license you like, so there can
be no problem.
That said, you should not change the license on a module of code that
you reuse unchanged. It may be illegal and is definitely tacky.
I am not a lawyer; this is not legal advice.
Only do what only you can do. John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org>
--Edsger W. Dijkstra's advice
to a student in search of a thesis
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