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Re: Using non-GPL libraries in a GPL program


From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: Using non-GPL libraries in a GPL program
Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 07:42:01 -0500
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Juha Nieminen writes:
> Does this mean that I cannot use an MIT-licensed library in a GPL program
> (even though I can use it in basically everything else)?

Of course you can.  You distribute the resulting combined work under the
GPL, thereby complying with both the terms of the GPL and the MIT license.
Any recipient of a copy of said combined work can pluck out the library and
distribute it under the MIT license.
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John Hasler 
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