Re: IBM Public Source License
Raul Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Henning Makholm <email@example.com> wrote:
> > As I read the GPL (section 2, b) it requires that the *entire source*
> > for binaries you distibute must itself be distributed under GPL; so
> > the license will only be GPL compatible if it allows the source code
> > to be redistributed under GPL.
> > The clause that is discussed above only applies to binary
> > redistributions of IBM's software.
> Given that we're talking about a hypothetical license which removes the
> restrictions imposed by that clause, I fail to see the conflict.
My point is that the clause is irrelevant to GPL compatibility.
> The IBM license allows for distribution of modified sources, for example.
Yes, but only under the IBM license. GPL compatibility requires that
modified sources can be distributed under verbatim GPL.