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Re: License info request

From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
Subject: Re: License info request
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 15:26:45 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.14 (2007-02-12)

That's covered in the GPL FAQ.

1. Goto
2. type in the search field: gpl faq
3. press the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button


On Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 04:31:50PM +0300, Keith Willis wrote:
> Hi,
> I am in the process of putting together a source code package for a
> library we use.  The source code consists of a number of different
> modules which are all labelled in one of the following ways:
> 1. Code written by me which I have labelled as being under the GPL.
> 2. Code written by Alice and modified by me which is labelled by Alice
> as being under the GPL.
> 3. Code written by Bob and modified by me which is labelled by Bob as
> being Public Domain.
> 4. Code written by Carol and modified by me which is labelled as
> "Licence is also granted to make and use derivative works provided that
> such works are identified as 'derived works from the RSA Data Security
> (Oops, I mean Carol!), Inc BARF-Jiggle Algorithm' in all material
> mentioning or referencing the derived work."
> I guess my question is am I in some way 'diluting' the GPL status of my
> own code and mods to other GPLd code by including PD and 'free but
> proprietary' code in my library package?
> I _think_ that in case 3, I can put a GPL notice on the code, stating
> that my modified version of this code is henceforth subject to the GPL,
> and that the original code was in the public domain and can obtained
> from Bob's web-wite.
> I have no idea about case 4.
> Oh, and if there's an FAQ about GPL issues such as this, I'd appreciate
> a pointer in the right direction.
> Thanks.
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