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Re: ??:Re: Change from BSDL to GPL?

On Mon, May 05, 2008 at 01:46:55PM -0400, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> On May 5, 12:01pm, (James Chacon) wrote:
> | >> You cannot append both licenses and have them both in force at the
> | >> same time since they have conflicting terms. You can dual-license
> | >> your code, i.e. allow it to be distributed either by the BSD or
> | >> the GPL license.
> | >>
> | >> christos
> | >
> | > Dual licensing won't help in this case, since the BSD code needs to  
> | > remain
> | > BSD licensed.
> | 
> | I believe Christos is referring to any mods. You can dual license your  
> | own code all you want.
> | 
> | What you cannot do is change the BSD licensed code to a new license.
> Exactly, this is why I said "your code" instead of the BSD networking
> code.

Sure, buy my point was that it's pointless to do so because the code that
is dual licensed probably won't be very useful without a tcp/ip stack.
(since if one chooses to use the GPL part of the dual license, then the 
 BSD code would need to be excluded)
Then again, I suppose it still makes some sense if you want the non-BSD
 code to be potentially be usable in other, GPL licensed projects.


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