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Re: Bug#218832: ITP: libnettle -- a low-level cryptographic library



On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 11:53:38AM -0500, John Belmonte wrote:
> Marek Habersack wrote:
> >* License         : GPL, LGPL, Public Domain
> 
> What does this mean exactly?
> 
> My guess is that it means some parts of the library are under GPL, some 
> under LGPL, and some in the public domain.  If that's the case, the 
> library as a whole must be considered to be under the GPL, correct?

Not necessarily.  If work is done on the Public Domain portion of code,
and the author wants to continue releasing changes to that portion under
the same license, he or she may do so without "poisoning" it with GPL.
The same is true for the LGPL portions of the library.  GPL doesn't
conflict with LGPL or Public Domain in any way.

-- 
Chad Walstrom <chewie@wookimus.net>           http://www.wookimus.net/
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