[linux-elitists] How is it possible to have a dual licensed Linux Distro.
Fri Aug 31 16:46:34 PDT 2007
James Sparenberg wrote:
> I came across this today on Linux Devices. Being less that savvy on the
> license side, I'm curious how someone thinks this can be done, as it looks
> like they are re-licensing GPL'd software.
> The first line in this article
> -- http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS3953873333.html is "A company
> maintaining a dual-licensed Linux distribution for x86-based routers ....."
> and frankly to my puny mind seems like a big no no. However I could be
They can dual-license the parts they add, as long as they're not
"extending" GPLed code.
I think this was more to the point:
Of course, in this case, Reyk's code (which is clearly based on Sam
Leffler's "HAL", if you can read both source bases) is being stripped of
its "dual license" and being put GPL-only.
Here's the kicker. Sam gave Luis and Jiri *explicit permission* to
remove the BSD part of the dual-licensed code. As the author, he can
do this, of course.
I think he did it just to kick Reyk and Theo in the shins, or perhaps to
"force" a court adjudication of the real status of Reyk/OpenBSD's
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