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Re: GPL question


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GPL question
Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 14:42:48 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> 
> address@hidden writes:
> 
> > Hi,
> >
> > Suppose I used some GPL code (e.g. linux kernel linked lists) in my
> > own project, which is also under GPL. However I have the copyright for
> > the bits that I wrote, possibly more than a non-trivial %90 of it. Can
> > I still dual license the project?
> 
> You can't relicense the work of others under any license you like,
> period.  Regardless how much or little you add to it.

This begs a question, dear GNUtian dak. How come that Linux kernel "as 
a whole" (in GNU speak) isn't under the BSD (all other non-GPL'd works 
constituting Linux kernel project aside for a moment)?

regards,
alexander.


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