lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2003]   [Dec]   [10]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
SubjectRE: Linux GPL and binary module exception clause?
From
Date
On Wed, 2003-12-10 at 17:59, Andre Hedrick wrote:

> I suggest asking FSF how they play with GPL+another license.
> They will tell you GPL can not co-exist, period.

They cannot coexist _at the same time in the same agreement_, but a
single work can be licensed out hundreds of times in different ways.

If I hold the copyright on something, I can provide a different license
to each licensee of the product if I so choose. That is pretty common,
in fact.

The GPL and some-other-license are incompatible in the sense that you
cannot put another license on _top_ of the GPL in the _same_ licensing
agreement. But you are free to license something in the GPL _or_ BSD
_or_ some-evil-EULA, and that is what Linus et al are talking about, and
_not_ what the FSF means when they say that some license is incompatible
with the GPL.

Robert Love


-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:59    [W:0.052 / U:5.484 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site