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Re: Licensing issues with a research project


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Licensing issues with a research project
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 14:07:02 +0200

Tassilo Horn wrote:
> 
> Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > Tassilo Horn wrote:
> > [...]
> >> Or what's the general approach to open-source projects using both GPL
> >> and possibly incompatible licenses?
> >
> > Ignore the allegedly "GPL incompatibility" nonsense.
> 
> So that means that we are allowed to release the whole thing unter
> Eclipse Public License and having some GPL libs bundled is "somewhat
> ok"?  

It's perfectly okay and is called "mere aggregation" in Guh-NÜ-speak.

http://www.btlj.org/data/articles/21_04_04.pdf
(DANGEROUS LIAISONS—SOFTWARE
COMBINATIONS AS DERIVATIVE WORKS?
DISTRIBUTION, INSTALLATION, AND EXECUTION
OF LINKED PROGRAMS UNDER COPYRIGHT LAW,
COMMERCIAL LICENSES, AND THE GPL)

http://www.law.washington.edu/LCT/Events/FOSS/OmegaBrief.pdf 
(Omega Plaintiff's Brief) 

http://www.law.washington.edu/LCT/Events/FOSS/AlphaBrief.pdf 
(Alpha Defendant's Brief) 

http://www.law.washington.edu/LCT/Events/FOSS/03.%20Beyond%20the%20Basics%20-%20Moot%20Court.mp3
(Hearing and Q&A) 

------- 
The Scope of “Derivative Works” as Applied to Software: David Bender 
of White & Case LLP and author of Computer Law and Ieuan Mahony of 
Holland & Knight LLP will argue the proper scope of “derivative work” 
under U.S. copyright law when applied to software, before a panel of 
distinguished federal appellate judges: 

 * HONORABLE WILLIAM C. BRYSON, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 
   Federal Circuit 
 * HONORABLE HALDANE ROBERT MAYER, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 
   Federal Circuit 
 * HONORABLE MARGARET MCKEOWN, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 
   Ninth Circuit 
------- 

and finally

http://markmail.org/message/pkwi5gzoxx3gdoas

Hth. 

regards, 
alexander. 

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