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Re: [Matt Asay Tells The Truth] Stallman: GPL doesn't guarantee softwa


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: [Matt Asay Tells The Truth] Stallman: GPL doesn't guarantee software freedom
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 17:17:10 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> 
> Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > David Kastrup wrote:
> > [...]
> >> > THE LACK OF A MORE FLEXIBLE LICENSE FOR MYSQL WILL PRESENT CONSIDERABLE
> >> > BARRIERS TO A NEW FORKED DEVELOPMENT PATH FOR MYSQL.
> >>
> >> Uh, you conveniently forgot to mention that this is about MySQL being
> >> licensed GPLv2 _only_ (not as common, GPLv2 or later).  Since GPLv2 is
> >
> > Does the BSD/MIT/Apache... suffer from that "problem"?
> 
> Most certainly.  You can't just move code from BSD with advertising
> clause into BSD without it.

Can one "combine" code, you idiot? Are you saying that one can't
"combine" Old BSD with New BSD licensed code? 

Contrast it with

http://www.keionline.org/ec-mysql

"There are fundamental and unavoidable legal obstacles to combining code
from programs licensed under the different GPL versions. "

Yeah...

http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/gpl-faq.html#AllCompatibility

"How are the various GNU licenses compatible with each other?"

Compatibility matrix.

Uh morons.

regards,
alexander.

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