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Re: [Qemu-devel] [patch] s390-dis.c license

From: M. Warner Losh
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [patch] s390-dis.c license
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 15:36:46 -0700 (MST)

In message: <address@hidden>
            Thiemo Seufer <address@hidden> writes:
: andrzej zaborowski wrote:
: > On 17/01/2008, Bill C. Riemers <address@hidden> wrote:
: > > According to section 9 of the GPL, you would only have to contact
: > > contributors for code which specified version 2 of the GPL and not 
: > 
: > In order to relicense all of qemu, yes, plus contributors of
: > BSD-licensed code, of which there is much more than GPLv2-licensed.
: Actually, re-licensing BSD code as GPL is legal (but not nice).

No.  It isn't.  *ADDING* the GPL license to a 2-clause BSD licensed
file is legal, but removing the BSD stuff is not allowed.  It must be
retained, per the BSD license.


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