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Re: GPL question

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: GPL question
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 17:45:22 -0500
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mike3 writes:
> I've never really been able to understand this exactly. Why wasn't the
> license made so that it would only require you release the _GPL-covered
> parts_ under GPL and distribute them in such a way that they remain free
> -- why does it take releasing the original parts of the package TOO in
> order to keep the GPL stuff free?

The point is to increase the amount of Free Software.  Otherwise you might
just as well use the BSD license.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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