[linux-elitists] compatability between Artistic Licence and GPL

Ben Woodard ben@valinux.com
Mon Aug 14 11:12:16 PDT 2000


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> On Thu, Aug 10, 2000 at 12:56:13PM -0700, Ben Woodard wrote:
> > Does anyone know about any problems incorporating calls into GPL'd
> > (not LGPL'd) libraries into code that has an artistic licence?
> 
> Artistic allows relicensing.
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> For the purposes of the incorporated libraries LGPL shouldn't be an
> issue (so long as you're referencing, not changing, the library), GPL
> would require the combined work be available under the terms of the GPL.
> 

So is it safe to say that if something is under an artistic licence
and it links to a GPL'd library then if someone wants to relicence it
then the new licence must either be an open source licence or the
references to the GPL'd code must be removed.

-ben

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