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Re: is this free?



On Wed, Nov 24, 1999 at 09:03:32PM +0100, Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> What i thought was :
> - if im not free to mix the code with other code it is not
>   fully free

You are free to mix the code with other code, though. All DFSG free
licenses allow modification, which is exactly that. The only licenses
which allows you to freely mix the code with any other code regardless
of license are the BSD and X and related licenses.

Making a GPL-only distribution is just an exercise in limiting your options
in such a way that you can still mix everything you've got, but so you've
got a maximal amount of software...

Cheers,
aj

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