[linux-elitists] compatability between Artistic Licence and GPL

kmself@ix.netcom.com kmself@ix.netcom.com
Mon Aug 14 12:52:13 PDT 2000


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On Mon, Aug 14, 2000 at 11:12:16AM -0700, Ben Woodard wrote:
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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.
> > 
> > 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.
> > 
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> 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.

Not quite.

The new license must be the GNU GPL, or references to the GPLd code must
be removed.

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