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Re: License issue?

On Thu, Aug 18, 2005 at 02:41:20PM +0200, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> Once you put some code under a OSI compliant license, you cannot
> give someone else exclusive rights anymore.

That is not correct.

The copyright holder can give the code to Microsoft and say, "Here, use
this in the next version of Windows any way you like."  Microsoft will
*not* be under the obligations of the GPL.

However, if Microsoft takes the GPL-licensed version of the software
and incorporates it into Windows, then they *would* have to comply with
the terms of the GPL.

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