Subject: Re: GNU licence question
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/13/1997 13:58:20
On Tue, 13 May 1997, Bill Studenmund wrote:

> The incompatability is that if you distribute a binary with GPL'd code in
> it, all the source has to be GPL'd and distributed.


> The "under terms of
> this license" phrase in the part which has been snipped is the killer.

Disclaimer: I am not a laywer. I'd welcome the clarifications of
someone more familiar with contract law and licencing than I am.

1. There appears to be nothing in the GNU CopyLeft which prohibits
placing additional terms and restrictions on a program distributed
under those terms.

2. As far as I can tell there is nothing the standard BSD licence
that would be violated if you distributed something under the terms
and restrictions of both that licence and the GNU CopyLeft.


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