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Re: GPL question

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: GPL question
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 13:36:53 -0600
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Nicholas R. Markham writes:
> I'm considering some sort of hybrid approach, where the program in
> question is distributed in two ways: on its own, under the GPL; and in
> the package, under a different license.  Would something like this be
> legal?

It isn't necessary.  As long as the program that links to the GPL library
is distributed under the GPL you are fine.  The other programs don't
matter: shipping them together with the GPL'd one is mere aggregation,
which is permitted by the GPL.

To undertand this, consider that every Linux distribution includes programs
licensed under the GPL and programs licensed under terms incompatible with
the GPL.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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