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Re: New Package: x2x



On Sat, 2005-06-18 at 07:00 -0400, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-06-17 at 13:09 -0400, Jack Neely wrote:
> > IANAL.  I'm not sure what to do about the two licenses.  It seems to me
> > that by incorperating code that's under the GPL that should make the
> > package GPL.  So that's what I did.  Better suggestion?
> > 
> > Jack
> > 
> IANAL as well.  I think there is a conflict in licenses but I don't
> think we can resolve it.  I think upstream has to change their license,
> change their code, or get permission to use the GPL'd code under a
> license compatible with the BSD license.

No. As long as it's the modern BSD without advertising clause, a
combined work (containing code of BSD-licensed and GPL-licensed origin)
can be licensed under the GPL. So as long as the package is distributed
under the GPL there is no problem. As far as I can tell Jack did exactly
the right thing.

(Of course, IANAL either but this is so commonly discussed that I think
it's safe...)

/Per


-- 
Per Bjornsson <perbj stanford edu>
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University


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