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Re: how much is too much?

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: how much is too much?
Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 10:31:14 -0500
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Chad writes:
> 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?

You must release the work as a whole under the terms of the GPL, but you
can release the portion of which you are sole author under any terms you

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

No.  Otherwise the GPL would be equivalent to the LGPL.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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