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Re: how much is too much?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: how much is too much?
Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 17:34:24 +0200
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Chad Whitacre <> writes:

>  > This isn't about the GPL.  It's about copyright.
> Understood. Thanks to all for the clarification.
>> if you are planning to distribute the work under closed-source terms
> I'm actually considering a dedication to the public domain. So to
> clarify the direct issue: My understanding is that I cannot take
> code that is under the GPL and copy/paste it into a project that I
> want to dedicate to the public domin. Correct?

Quite so.

> A further question: can GPL code be safely included in a package
> released under the LGPL?

If the total is released under the GPL.

> I.e., would it be possible to package all GPL code that I want to
> use in an LGPL library and use that from a public domain package?

Look, "public domain" means that everybody is allowed to do whatever
he wants with the product (including releasing proprietary versions).

It completely escapes me how you can imagine to have the right to do

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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