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Re: Forking and relicensing issues

Ben Collins writes:
> a) Can I just replace this file with the GPL (obviously the copyrights in
> the files will remain intact and all work will be attributed to the
> original authors)?

Leave that file in place and add another one that explains that in
accordance with the license on the original work you are placing your
changes under the GPL and distributing the resulting derivative under the
terms of the GPL.  Then just treat the work as GPL (but include both
Copyright files in the archive).

> b) Better yet, can I replace it with the LGPL being as this is a library?

No.  The closest you can come to that is to place your changes under the
terms of the original license.

John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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