[License-review] License compatibility - reg

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Wed Jun 26 19:27:25 UTC 2013

On 06/25/2013 10:46 PM, Lawrence Rosen wrote:
> This is fine as far as I’m concerned (!!), but does anyone here doubt
> the appropriateness of that combination given FSF opinions about the
> reach of GPLv2?    Or is that FSF position no longer relevant?  :-)

No, you're right.  Depending on how the software is combined, it may not
be allowed by one or more licenses (e.g. GPLv3 software can not be
relicensed as GPLv2).

I think the FSF position is relevant.  Listening to the license
stakeholder is a conservative approach.

I do agree only a court ruling could tell us with certainty whether
their derivative work interpretation is right (at least right for some

Matt Flaschen

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