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Comments regarding including updated NetBSD into libcdio
Karl Berry has been going over the libcdio code
(http://www.gnu.org/software/libcdio) to change it from GPL V2 to
V3. In the process he remarked
The BSD license used these days (no advertising clause) is compatible
with the GPL (both 2 and 3). So you can incorporate BSD-licensed code
in libcdio, there is no legal problem.
The particular file in question is
which he maintains is compatible with GPL and mentions
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html . Basically, he says one
keeps the license of the original code.
So if he's correct and there is no *legal* problem, there is of course
there's the question of whether folks would take offence and/or if it
would be desireable. I've sent email to drochner at the netbsd org
address asking for his view since his email is listed on the existing
0.76 source code.
Thoughts and comments?
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