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Re: how much is too much?


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: how much is too much?
Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 21:55:01 +0200

John Hasler wrote:
> 
> Chad writes:
> > I'm actually considering a dedication to the public domain. So to clarify
> > the direct issue: My understanding is that I cannot take code that is
> > under the GPL and copy/paste it into a project that I want to dedicate to
> > the public domin. Correct?
> 
> You must release the work as a whole under the terms of the GPL, but you
> can release the portion of which you are sole author under any terms you
> wish.
> 
> > A further question: can GPL code be safely included in a package released
> > under the LGPL?
> 
> No.  

Wrong. The package is a compilation, not a derivative work. 

> Otherwise the GPL would be equivalent to the LGPL.

Go read <http://www.rosenlaw.com/Rosen_Ch06.pdf> "The LGPL Alternative".

regards,
alexander.

P.S. But first sale preempts them both anyway (see "Accepting the GPL").


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