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Re: BSD Licensing Compatibility

On Tue, Jan 01, 2013 at 10:36:28PM +1100, Martin Kelly wrote:
> Yeah, i will take note of that.  I was thinking if i can release it under a
> multi-licenses i probably will.  Although, preferably i would prefer to
> release it under a BSD license most likely a 2-clause or 3-clause license
> just for general BSD compatibility as they are the OS's i am targeting.
> > From what i understand of the GNU GPL license is that you can release
> > modified source under a combined license with more permissive terms but
> > cannot be released under a more restrictive license.
> I also believe from what i have read that a person may release new or
> modified software/source under the existing GPL license or a later GPL
> license unless no GPL version number is mentioned in which you can release it

hmm - no.  Lacking an explicit "or later" clause supplied by the program's
copyright-owners, you're stuck with exactly that version of the GPL which
was supplied with the program.

Thomas E. Dickey <>

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