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Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs

From: Arnoud Engelfriet
Subject: Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 19:51:16 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> Arnoud Engelfriet wrote:
> > The GPL states that if you create a derivative work, you can
> > only distribute that derivative work under GPL terms. It is
> > allowed to mix GPL and BSD code, since the BSD license is
> > GPL-compatible. That is, you are allowed to distribute the
> > result, since by obeying the GPL you also obey the BSD terms.
> The GPL terms do NOT require to reproduce the BSD list of conditions 
> and the BSD disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials 
> provided with the binary distribution.

GPL section 1: "provided that you conspicuously and appropriately 
publish on each copy an appropriate copyright notice and disclaimer 
of warranty". For the BSD-licensed code, the appropriate notice
is the BSD text.


Arnoud Engelfriet, Dutch patent attorney - Speaking only for myself
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